In response to a query about Umran Malik, a Pakistani sprinter says, “Speed Se Kuch Nahi Hota.”
In the recently concluded IPL, SRH’s Umran Malik grabbed 22 wickets, earning him a call-up to India’s squad for the upcoming South Africa series.
Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has been in superb form across all formats for several years. Shaheen Afridi, who won the Sir Garfield Sobers award for men’s cricketer of the year in 2021, has been tormenting batters all around the world with his swing, line, and length. When asked about the mind-boggling speeds of New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson and young India fast bowler Umran Malik in the IPL, Shaheen said that raw pace is meaningless without line, length, and swing.
What did Shaheen Afridi say about Umran Malik in particular?
“Speed se kuch nahi hota (speed is of no value).” He said when asked if he aimed to improve his speed. Ferguson and Umran Malik, for example, have been speed-clocked.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve thought about bowling.” In my perspective, speed is of little use. If you don’t have a line, length, or swing, you won’t be able to simply beat the batter. Nonetheless, unlike Umran Malik, I try to focus on my fitness in order to improve my speed. Hopefully, I’ll be able to maintain a faster tempo while increasing my line and length at the same time. Shaheen declared during a press conference.
With Pakistan preparing to face the West Indies in a three-match One-Day International series, Shaheen indicated that he will give his all for the team, despite the fact that the pacers may have difficulties due to the adverse weather conditions.
Despite the heat, we are looking forward to a fantastic game of cricket. Fast bowlers will find it tough to bowl for lengthy periods of time in the summer, but as professionals, we are up to the task, he continued.
The next series between Pakistan and the West Indies was supposed to start in December of last year. But it was postponed due to a high number of Covid cases in the visitors’ camp.