Sunrisers Hyderabad players seem to be in excellent spirits ahead of their IPL 2022 opener against the Rajasthan Royals, which will be contested at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on March 29. After making some wise purchases during the two-day mega auction, Sunrisers have a more balanced lineup this time around.
Meanwhile, during the nets, two of their most important players were spotted engaging in some light joking. It may be considered more than just banter. It could be considered one of the most effective tactics for bringing out the best in a player. Participants in the conversation included explosive West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran and India’s rising pace bowling prodigy Umran Malik.
Pooran decided to give an open challenge to Umran Malik as the SRH players were taking part in a net practice under the supervision of head coach Tom Moody
Umran Malik’s attempt to bowl a yorker fails and Nicholas Pooran wins the wager
“If you bowl a yorker (the following ball), I’ll buy you dinner,” Pooran offered to help.
“Can you make a promise?” Malik said before charging into bowl the following ball. The Caribbean stumper, on the other hand, made it plain clear that if the kid is unable to bowl a yorker, it would be his responsibility to provide supper for the southpaw.
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Unfortunately, Umran was unable to throw a yorker and instead delivered a delicious full-toss, after which Pooran inquired as to whether he would sponsor Pooran for a free supper for the evening, which the bowler agreed to.
Umran Malik was one of the necessary retentions for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022, joining the likes of captain Kane Williamson and his Jammu & Kashmir colleague Abdul Samad. He was given INR 4 crore in exchange for his services. After bowling at speeds of more than 150 kph throughout the 2021 season, the speedster made headlines once again.
Pooran, on the other hand, has been purchased by the 2016 champions for INR 10.75 crore (about $1.25 million). The Orange Army had ended at the bottom of the standings in the previous season and would be trying to go all the way this time around to win the championship.