CricketTom Moody Praises Umran Malik: He’s Born In A Ferrari & He’s Going To Drive Ferrari
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After losing a few consecutive opening matches this season, Sunrisers Hyderabad team made a strong comeback to the tournament. They won five matches in a row. Now again, they are on a losing streak. In midst of disappointing losses, Umran Malik has been picking up interest of many in every match. Most importantly, despite all, coach Tom Moody has been backing his players at their strengths.

Surely, Umran Malik looks a special talent but how much of it he can utilize it, is uncertain. He comes and he bowls fast. So far, that has been a pretty much description of his IPL career.

Unlike the other teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad instead of preparing the batting order, worked on preparing the bowling attack which is hard equipped with the Indian bowlers. Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody, who has been with Hyderabad for most of the IPL, has a detailed discussion about Hyderabad bowling attack.

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Tom Moody said that over the years a lot of people have recognized that how you defend the balls in T20 is the most important thing. He said: “I have always had the philosophy of making sure that you have the ability to take wickets in all three phases of the innings. Keeping this in mind, it is good to turn to Indian talent for these roles.”

The whole dugout, especially coaches have been showing faith in Umran Malik. He is bowling at sensational pace and accelerating the pace match by match.

While being asked about Umran Malik on ESPNcricinfo, Tom Moody remarks, Look, it’s not just me. He’s thrilling the cricketing world with his appetite for pace and natural flair. There’s nothing better than seeing someone turn up and bowl 150 clicks, unless you’re at the other end. Umran has been terrific. We know his journey has just begun and he will have his challenges, like any other cricketer. Whether that be continuing to evolve and develop as a fast bowler or other challenges, he’s got a strong unit around him at Sunrisers. He’s got a great mentor in Dale Steyn. He’s a very focused and hard-working kid, so there’s a lot of upsides for him with Sunrisers and for Indian cricket.”

Further laughingly he adds, “I don’t think he’ll ever be a line-and-length bowler. He’s born in a Ferrari and he’s going to drive the Ferrari (laughs).”