The former Pakistan speed queen and legendary Crikcter Shoaib Akhtar is hopeful that somebody will beat his record for the fastest ball that has been bowled.
Shoaib Akhtar, who declared his retirement in the year 2011, played the most powerful ball observed against England in the World Cup game in 2003 with a speed of 100.2 miles per hour (161.3 KPH).
“I hope someone breaks my record. I personally congratulate the player whenever it happens,” Akhtar said in an interview.
The native of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, admitted to taking the risk of bowling the fastest ball, despite the risk of injury.
“I wanted to finish it and get it cleaned. I was jabbed twice on both of my knees that resulted in them becoming numb.” the doctor said.
“Despite the fear of sustaining an injury I took the risk and set a record. It’s been nearly 20 years and the record remains intact.”
The comment of Akhtar comes at an interesting moment in the present, as Indian sprinter Umran Malik has been making headlines for his raging speed. The Srinagar-born athlete clocked 157kph performing in the IPL with Sunrisers Hyderabad during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).