Fastest ball of all time. The rules of cricket that are going in favor of the batsman are becoming more difficult for a bowler to survive on the field. But at one time it was such that when the fast bowler came in front of the batsmen, batsman used to shiver. Particularly Pakistan’s pace bowlers had something else to talk about.
Now, when the discussion of fast bowlers is going on, then how can we forget Shoaib Akhtar. Akhtar is known as Rawalpindi Express of Pakistan. Shoaib Akhtar had bowled that ball like a bullet train speed. He has the world record of throwing the fastest ball. Akhtar had bowled the ball against England in the 2003 World Cup at a speed of 161.3 hours per hour.
Even after 15 years have passed, no bowler has been able to make Akhtar’s record in his name till date. Although many bowlers tried hard to break it, nobody succeeded.
Brett Lee, Shaun Tait, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Starc, Shane Bond, Dane Steyn and Mitchell Johnson reached near the record, but could not break. After nearly one and half a decade passed, some of the players have come out, who can break the record of this fast bowler.
The expectations lie on:
Mitchell Starc, who remains the number one bowler in the world for a long time, can also be expected to break Akhtar’s record. Stark has bowled the ball with 160.4 kilometers per hour. It was the fastest ball ever bowled a ball in Test cricket, which he bowled to Ross Taylor.
Pat Cummins is also among those who have broken Shoaib Akhtar’s record. Pat Cummins has bowled the ball at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour.
There is no breakthrough for this Kiwi bowler in throwing a fastball. Adam Mill had bowled a ball against the Caribbean team with the speed of 153.2 kmph.
The South African team’s Young Blood Kagiso Rabada can also be expected to break Akhtar’s record. This 23-year-old bowler can bowl at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour.