Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar is known for his fast bowling. Shoaib Akhtar has bowled at a speed of 161 kilometers per hour in his career, no one has been able to break this record yet. Shoaib Akhtar is also known as “Rawalpindi Express”.
His example is given to the budding fast bowlers in the cricket world who want to learn the art of fast bowling. With the emergence of Umran Malik in Team India, the focus on additional fast bowlers in India has also increased rapidly.
Shoaib Akhtar has posted a video on Twitter. In this, he is seen bowling the batsmen with his fast yorker ball. After this, in the second part of the video, Akhtar is seen with a bowling machine. In it, he describes what it feels like to face a 100 mph (160 kmph) ball.
Their used to be competition between Brett Lee and Akhtar –
Telling you that at one time there was a big competition between Australia’s Brett Lee and Akhtar for fast bowling. Brett Lee’s career fastest delivery was 160.8 kmph (99.9 mph) which he bowled against New Zealand in 2005.
Whereas, Shoaib Akhtar bowled a 161.3 kmph (100.2 mph) delivery to England opener Nick Knight in an ODI match during the 2003 Cricket World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.
Shoaib Akhtar has recorded the record of throwing the fastest ball –
Interestingly, Akhtar has the record of throwing the fastest ball ever in the history of cricket. He bowled a 161.3 km/h (100.2 mph) delivery to England opener Nick Knight in an ODI match during the 2003 Cricket World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.
It was the last ball of his first over, having troubled the England batsman with speeds of 153.3 kmph, 158.4 kmph, 158.5 kmph, 157.4 kmph and 159.5 kmph in his first five deliveries.