Waqar Younis Is The Person Who Comes To Mind – Brett Lee Compares Umran Malik To Former Pakistani Great

Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee described rising speedster, Umran Malik, as a top guy and said the 23-year-old reminds him of former Pakistan pace bowler, Waqar Younis.

Umran, playing in his second season for Sunrisers Hyderabad, grabbed the headlines with his consistent pace and wicket-taking ability. He clocked 157 kmph on the speed gun, the second-fastest delivery of the IPL 2022 season.

Additionally, he also grabbed 22 wickets at an average of 20.18. Although he had a poor economy, there is still a lot of room for improvement.

Umran Malik. Image: IPL/BCCI

I am a big fan. I think Umran Malik has got a lot of pace to burn. He is a competitor, a top guy, who runs in like a lot of fast bowlers in the past. Waqar Younis is the person who comes to mind,” Lee was quoted as saying to ANI.

“There is something in his run-up that he can improve on” – Brett Lee

Lee advised Umran to continue working on his action as it can never be perfect but he can continue improving and honing it further and further.

There is something in his run-up that he can improve on, action, pulling down harder different parts of the wrist positions. But, the great thing is that one’s actions will never be perfect.

SRH's Umran Malik- Photo- BCCI, Brett Lee
SRH’s Umran Malik- Photo- BCCI

My action was never perfect but I always tried to be the best version of me so up until the last ball I bowled before being retired, I was working on my action. So, one can keep improving every single day,” Lee further stated.

The 23-year-old Umran also received his maiden callup to the national squad for the upcoming 5-match T20I series against South Africa.

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