‘What happens when speed touches 100’: Shoaib Akhtar’s express pace video takes internet by storm

Shoaib Akhtar’s tweet took social media by storm |Courtesy-screengrab

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shoaib Akhtar’s video took social media by storm
  • Akhtar showed what happens if the speedometer goes beyond 100
  • Akhtar holds the record for bowling the quickest delivery in international cricket history
Shoaib Akhtar took social media by storm on Thursday (January 19) by posting a breathtaking video on his official Twitter account. Akthar’s clip caught the attention of cricket fans across social media as it showed what happens when the speedometer crosses the 100 miles per hour.

Akhtar’s clip went viral on the micro-blogging site as fans were excited to see what happens when the barrier is broken. Akhtar was seen enjoying the experience of seeing the ball coming onto the pitch at such a rapid pace. The legendary Pakistan cricketer watched the proceedings from the side of the pitch as the bowling machine did its magic.

“Tap to see what happens when the speed gets to 100,” Akhtar captioned his video.

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Akthar holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery in the history of international cricket. The Pakistani great had achieved the feat in the 2003 World Cup against England at the scenic Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. A delivery from Akhtar to English batter Nick Knight was a record at 161.3 kmph (100.3 miles).
No other player in history is said to have been recorded bowling at faster than 100 miles per hour. Despite it being 20 years since Akhtar’s feat, no player has even come close to achieving the feat. Australian pace bowling legend Brett Lee had once recorded a delivery of 160.8 kmph (99.9) mph against New Zealand in 2005.
Indian young pace bowling sensation Umran Malik has been tipped to break Shoaib’s record. Umran made his debut last year for India and his raw pace has taken the cricketing world by storm. Umran bowled the fastest bowl by an Indian bowler in the T20I series against Sri Lanka recently. Umran touched the 155 mph mark for Team India while he also touched 157 kmph in the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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