Shoaib Akhtar holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery (161.3 kmph, 100.2 mph).© Twitter
During his playing days Shoaib Akhtar Batters are terrified of his raw pace. The former Pakistan player holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery (161.3 kmph, 100.2 mph). He often proved quite a handful for the Indian batsmen as well, getting hit for runs at times. The way he destroyed India’s top-order in the 1999 Test at the Eden Gardens is the stuff of legend. He took four wickets in the first innings VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar. In the second innings, Sachin was accused of obstructing the field while taking runs and was eventually run out.
Players talk about encountering Akhtar’s fast delivery of music. He bowled 161.3 Kmph (100.2 mph) to England Nick Knight In an ODI during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. Recently, Akhtar decided to get a first-hand experience of facing 100mph deliveries.
In a video post on Twitter, with the caption “Tap to see what happens at speed 100 #RawalpindiExpress,” he shared his experience.
In the video, Akhtar is seen telling a bowling machine attendant to increase the speed to 100 miles per hour. The ball then went past him into the net. His reaction as the ball went away said it.
WATCH: Shoaib Akhtar’s hilarious reaction when he feels a 100mph delivery
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 19, 2023
Recently, Akhtar posted a message on social media Rishabh Pant, who suffered a horrific accident last month. Thoughts and prayers with @RishabhPant17 who suffered a terrible accident in Dehradun. I hope he recovers mentally and physically soon. Much love,” he tweeted.
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