Umran Malik says he has picked up his fist-pumping celebration from Dale Steyn, who does it whenever he takes a wicket in the Sunrisers Hyderabad nets.

Umran Malik has been on song in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The express pacer got rid of Shubman Gill and Hardik Pandya in the match against Gujarat Titans. After shattering Gill’s stumps, he imitated Dale Steyn’s celebration style. Since joining the franchise as a fast bowling coach, the legendary South African player has been closely working on Malik’s bowling.

Dale has heaped massive praise on the young Indian player, who is consistently bowling in excess of 145 kph. Steyn feels the 22-year-old is ready to represent India, and it is upto the selectors when they select him. He suggested Umran to add more variations to his bowling to be more successful at the highest level as the batters will not be afraid of his pace.

The young pace sensation has thanked Steyn for making a useful contribution to his career. The Jammu & Kashmir bowler joined the Hyderabad-based franchise as a net bowler before becoming one of the most important players. He was retained by the franchise ahead of the mega auction in Bengaluru.

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