Gautam Gambhir has put a question to Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid on Umran Malik. The legendary player wants the young speedster to continue bowling fast and shouldn’t resort to slower deliveries even if he goes for runs.
Umran registered figures of 2/27 in his four overs in the first T20I against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 3. He played a crucial role in India’s win by 2 runs while defending a 163-run target.
“There will be games when Umran Malik will bowl well, and there will be matches where he will go for runs. Will the captain and coach persist with him? Will the bowling coach still tell him to bowl fast? Once you leak runs, you are asked to bowl slower deliveries. You don’t want to see that from Umran Malik,” he said.
The two-time World Champion feels that Jammu and Kashmir will improve further.
“Either you have the pace, or you don’t. Either you can bowl fast, or you can’t. Umran will improve with the passage of time. He will learn while playing international cricket.”