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Fastest bowler in Cricket in the world

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Asked by Iftekhar, 19 Dec '09 12:10 pm
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Jeff Thomson and Shoaib Akhtar are considered as the worlds fastest bowlers. Competing in a 1978 fast bowling contest that included many of the leading bowlers in the world, Thomson came first with a delivery clocked at 147.9 km/h, ahead of Michael Holding (141.3 km/h) and Imran Khan (139.7 km/h). In 1975 during a test match, he was timed using high-speed cameras at 160.45 km/h and then the following year he was timed at 160.58 km/h using conventional radar. Australian wicket-keeper Rod Marsh kept wicket to Thomson for most of his Test career and claimed that Thomson bowled upto speed of 180 km/h which is much greater than the present recorded speed on bowling of Shoaib Akhtar. But there is no recorded proof of Thomson bowling at the speed of 180 km/h.

Shoaib, also known as Rawalpindi Express, set a world record by delivering a ball with speed more than 100mph (160 km/h) twice. I will never forget his first encounter with Sachin Tendulkar in which Shoaib bowled him for the first bal ...more
Answered by ankit shivam, 19 Dec '09 12:14 pm

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