Umran Malik bowled a 155 kmph ripper against Sri Lanka in the first T20I.
Shoaib Akhtar currently holds a record for the fastest delivery in cricket history.
Shoaib Akhtar responds to Umran Malik’s remark of breaking his fastest delivery record
Shoaib Akhtar and Umran Malik (Image Source: Twitter)
On Tuesday, January 3, in the first T20I against Sri Lanka, Indian speedster Umran Malik bowled a 155 kmph thunderbolt to dismiss Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka. The right-arm pacer broke the record of the fastest delivery by an Indian bowler, which was earlier held by Jasprit Bumrah.
Bumrah, during the 2018-19 Border Gavaskar series against Australia, had bowled a 153.2 kmph delivery at the Adelaide Oval.
Umran, in the game against the Islanders, took two wickets and went on to end the game with an impressive figure of 2/27 in 4 overs. The young seamer has been facing a question by many that if he can break the record of Shoaib Akhtar’s 161 kmph delivery, which the latter bowled against England during the 2003 World Cup.