Abu Dhabi: Umran Malik bettered his own record on Wednesday to bowl the fastest delivery of the entire Indian Premier League 2021 season thus far. The 21-year-old speed merchant clocked 153 kph versus Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi. With that, Malik now has bowled the fastest ball bowled by an Indian ever in the IPL. The previous record was held by Navdeep Saini who had bowled 152.85 kph in the past.Also Read - Agenda of BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM): 9 Important Pointers You Should Know About

The over in which he bowled the fastest ball, he had two more deliveries ahead of it, which were 151 and 152 kph. With 253 kph, Also Read - Ind vs NZ, 2nd Test: Out or Not Out? India Captain Virat Kohli Dismissed in Controversial Circumstances | Watch Video

On his IPL debut, the Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer clocked 151.03 kph – which was the fastest by an Indian. The SRH pacer pipped KKR and New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson, who had bowled the fastest delivery of the IPL 2021, clocking 152.75 kph. Also Read - James Anderson Terms David Warner's Record in Australia 'Ridiculous' As Both Teams Gear Up For Battle of Ashes

Malik’s pace has impressed many and they are praising the Jammu and Kashmir cricketer:

SRH captain Kane Williamson was all praise for Malik, who was initially a net bowler and made it to the XI in place of an experienced Sandeep Sharma.

“It’s an unfortunate position to be in but there’s quite a bit to gain with growth of players, in difficult conditions, especially against a side like Kolkata. Umran Malik comes in for Sandeep Sharma just to improve the balance of the side. He’s an exciting fast bowling talent,” Williamson had said at the toss ahead of the KKR game.

Surely, the new kid on the block is one to watch out for in the future.

Speaking about the IPL 2021 match 52 – Royal Challengers Bangalore made a mess of their run chase as bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad dented their hopes of a top-two finish with a narrow four-run win in a last-over thriller, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

After putting on board a modest 141 for 7, SRH returned to limit RCB to 137 for six for only their third win in the cash-rich T20 league. Chasing the total, Devdutt Padikkal (41) and Glenn Maxwell (40) scored bulk of the runs but RCB kept losing wickets and faltered in the end.