Virender Sehwag says Umran Malik hasn’t learned anything from Dale Steyn

Former India opener Virender Sehwag has blasted Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik for not learning anything from Dale Steyn despite working with him for the past two season.

“Umran Malik’s problem is that he keeps shuffling his length. He doesn’t have the experience yet. He might have worked a lot with Dale Steyn, but he hasn’t really got the idea of his length. Despite working with Steyn for so long and learning under him, he’s doing the same mistakes that he did last year,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz.

After a breakout season last year, Umran struggled to find a place in Sunrisers set up in this year’s IPL. He has managed to bag only five wickets in eight games with economy rate of 10.85.

Umran Malik was the star of the 2022 IPL season for Sunrisers Hyderabad having nabbed 22 wickets in 14 games.

After their match against Mumbai Indians, when Umran was enquired on air of his recent form, he’d tell Star Sports, “Last year, I played all games and bowled all overs. This time, I bowled less overs and took 5 wickets only. When I wasn’t playing, I was putting on the hard work. I hope to perform better today (against MI).”

When asked if he thought, he’d slowed down a little, Umran added, “I don’t think my pace is impacted. If I bowl only two overs… I also need some overs to heat up my batteries and get that pace up. I’m trying to bowl the right lines with good speed, and with some variations. When the team needs wickets, I target wickets. Otherwise, I try to curb the flow of runs.”

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