Thursday, October 8, 2020


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Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar was born in the year 1975. He is known for his fiery pace while bowling. He impressed Gary Kirsten in the nets in 1994. He eventually forayed into international cricket in 1997 in a Test and didn’t look behind.

He used to ball consistently close to 150 kph which other pacers in international cricket rarely achieved. One of his peak performances came when he bowled Nathan Astle in the World cup in 1999 in the semi-final against New Zealand.

His high pace was so effective that he did not require to swing, cut or move the ball like other of his teammates. His express pace was evident in the 1999 World Cup since there was used technology to measure the speeds of the deliveries of the bowlers. Other notable thing is that at such high pace the bowler does not need to swing the ball, it automatically happens.

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