Pakistani cricket is renowned for producing the best of pioneers. Over the years, Pakistan has provided world cricket quality speedsters like Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Imran Khan, Shoaib Akhtar and many others who give batsmen nightmares with their speed and swing. However, among all of them and around the world, Shoaib Akhtar is considered the fastest bowling player of all time. Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest ball had a speed of 161.3 km / h (100.2mph) in 2003.
Former Pakistan pioneer Farooq Hamid admits that he consistently darts faster than Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest ball
Recently, however, a former Pakistani pioneer named Farooq Hamid, who appeared for his country in just one Test in 1964 against Australia, where he took on Ian Chappell’s goal, has claimed that he has made the fastest delivery in even more world cricket. fast from Shoaib Akhtar’s fastest ball. Hamid believes he is consistently traveling at speeds of 110/115 miles (177-185 km / h) per hour.
In an interview with Dawn, Farooq Hamid stated that because of the dirty politics in Pakistani cricket and ‘Mohammad Brothers’, he could only play one Test and retire from cricket at the age of 25. He added that all of his colleagues knew what kind of treatment he was receiving. from the captain. Taking a picture of the Mohammad brothers, Hamid said that it was because of Hanif Mohammad who was considered ‘great’ and his brother Wazir Mohammad that he never played international cricket after his Australian tour.
Recalling the incident of the 1969 Quaid-e-Azam Cup final, Hamid said that Hanif Mohammad was thrown by a york player who swung the ball at the third ball he faced which was thrown by him. He argues that many international cricketers such as Sir Don Bradman, Imtiaz Ahmed, Zaheer Abbas and others consider him to be the fastest bowler, even faster than Charlie Griffith of the West Indies.
Farooq Hamid further said that many prominent cricketers are afraid of his bounce guard. He claims that the legendary West Indian bat Rohan Kanhai was knocked out by his death guards. Hamid continued, after that, commentators said that he was much faster than Griffith and added that according to him, he must have been playing bowling at a speed of about 110-115 miles per hour. Hamid admitted that even Sir Don Bradman praised him as a pioneer when he met him during his Australian tour of Adelaide.
Blaming team management for not handling his aggressive attitude, Hamid said that every fast bowler player should be aggressive and it is the team management’s job to handle fast bowlers with care. He further pointed out cricket politics in Pakistan saying that it is politics that is detrimental to the country’s cricket. However, Hamid said that Pakistani cricket was lucky now that they had Khan’s all-around imran and he hoped cricket would improve under him. Farooq Hamid even calculated that if Imran Khan failed to correct the cricket system in Pakistan, then only God could save him.
SOURCE: SHOAIB AKHTAR INSTAGRAM
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