Ian Bishop heaps praise on Umran Malik, says “He isn’t finished article”
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Ian Bishop heaps praise on Umran Malik, says “He isn’t finished article”: Former Caribbean pacer and renowned commentator, Ian Bishop has lavished praises on young Indian pacer Umran Malik during the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Bishop said he has enjoyed watching him bowl with sheer pace.

Umran Malik can consistently hit the deck with over 150 clicks, raising almost every eyebrow watching the Indian Premier League proceedings. His raw pacer has received praises from several experts from all around the world.

Bishop said that it’s heartening to see how Umran Malik is shaping himself with much better accuracy without losing his pace.

“Malik’s pace distinguishes him from every other bowler around the country and beyond now. It has been heartening watching his control improve as the IPL has gone along. He is adding control and know-how to his skill set without losing velocity,” said Ian Bishop in an interview with Sportstar.

He further lauded the youngster for not getting affected by boundaries hitting abilities of modern batters.

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“He seems to be a quick learner and a very hard worker who is not overawed by the boundary hitting power of the modern batsman. He gets hit for boundaries and keeps running in harder. That is a great attitude to have. It helps to have a short memory in the T20 format as a fast bowler. 

“Forget the inevitable bad over or bad games as quickly as possible and keep striving for a good performance with a smile and joy. It is important though to acknowledge that Malik is still a work in progress. He is nowhere near the finished article,” Bishop further stated.

Malik has won everyone’s heart in a very short time period. His daunting pace has troubled the best of the bests in the world. While several cricket pundits have called for his inclusion in the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, a few are of the view to groom him further and transform him into a lethal bowler.

It will be interesting to see what’s the take of Indian selectors on the situation. With the T20I series against South Africa and Ireland lined ahead, Umran is likely to get a national call-up, however, there is still some element of reluctance as he still is too raw.

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