Sohail Speaks Yasir's Blog Fazeer's Focus

User Tag List

Results 1 to 34 of 34
  1. #1
    Debut
    Jun 2001
    Venue
    UK
    Runs
    73,019
    Mentioned
    1631 Post(s)
    Tagged
    27 Thread(s)

    On This Day: April 27, 2002 - Shoaib Akhtar becomes the first man to break the 100mph barrier

    27 April 2002

    Shoaib Akhtar became the first man to break the 100mph barrier when he was clocked bowling to Craig McMillan at 100.04 mph (161kph) during a one-day international against New Zealand in Lahore. The record remained unofficial - the ICC refused to sanction it as it did not have a standard measuring tool. The previous fastest recorded speed was 99.8mph by Australia's Jeff Thomson in 1975, although that did not take place during a match.
    Last edited by MenInG; 27th April 2013 at 15:01.



  2. #2
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    110,943
    Mentioned
    1994 Post(s)
    Tagged
    20 Thread(s)
    Added video for another 100mph delivery by Akhtar - wonder if the batsman even knew what he had just played!

    Last edited by MenInG; 27th April 2013 at 15:01.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  3. #3
    Debut
    Nov 2012
    Venue
    Hawks Fortress
    Runs
    12,755
    Mentioned
    744 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Aashiq_Raja_Nawaz View Post
    the match was played in Lahore,Pakistan......so the question mark on the speed Measuring instrument always remains
    :shoaib crossed the 100mph barrier in South Africa as well, which was the fastest ball ever bowled- would they have faulty speed guns as well? I don't think so.


    'I fear the day when technology will surpass human interaction'
    - Albert Einstein

  4. #4
    Debut
    Sep 2012
    Venue
    South London
    Runs
    75
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Aahhhh Man still remember the delivery, there wont be another Shoaib akhtar foo shoo..

  5. #5
    Debut
    Nov 2011
    Runs
    9,232
    Mentioned
    94 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I am sure if PCB had Captained, Coached and Managed him properly he could have bowled at 105 mph.

    He had the combination of physique, desire, mental attitude and physical abnormality that gave him that capacity. We will never see the like again.

    People used to lambast him for his supposed lack of games. What we should have marvelled at is that he played for so long at such a high level as the examples of Tait, Zahid, Irshad show that it is physically impossible to bowl at such extreme pace for any length of time because of the demand it places on your body.

  6. #6
    Debut
    Oct 2012
    Runs
    3,715
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by HamzaSaeen View Post
    :shoaib crossed the 100mph barrier in South Africa as well, which was the fastest ball ever bowled- would they have faulty speed guns as well? I don't think so.
    That too in a WC, measured by official ICC Speed Guns.

  7. #7
    Debut
    Sep 2012
    Runs
    82,336
    Mentioned
    6064 Post(s)
    Tagged
    37 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MenInG View Post
    Added video for another 100mph delivery by Akhtar - wonder if the batsman even knew what he had just played!


    I remember this one. The speed of the delivery has been overshadowed by how well Nick Knight played it. I think that is more remarkable.

  8. #8
    Debut
    Sep 2012
    Runs
    1,580
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A remarkable moment in cricketing history from an excitingly fiery bowler.

    He needed to be managed and treated a certain way to get the best out of him. Yet another unfortunate career which could have been much better. Still, he was great to watch at his peak.

  9. #9
    Debut
    Aug 2011
    Venue
    Near Southall. But not as desified.
    Runs
    1,893
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon_Ghaffar View Post
    I remember this one. The speed of the delivery has been overshadowed by how well Nick Knight played it. I think that is more remarkable.
    Really? Seemed like a pretty stock length ball tucking the batsman up for room.


    It's not the failures, the heartbreak or the losses that hurt. It's the hope.

  10. #10
    Debut
    Sep 2012
    Runs
    82,336
    Mentioned
    6064 Post(s)
    Tagged
    37 Thread(s)

    27 April 2002....Shoaib Akhtar Bowls over 100mph

    Quote Originally Posted by Gigii View Post
    Really? Seemed like a pretty stock length ball tucking the batsman up for room.
    Still, it is the fastest recorded delivery in history and it didn't beat the batsman. He played it convincingly.

  11. #11
    Debut
    Mar 2017
    Runs
    1,629
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    On This Day 15 Years ago, Shoaib Akhtar became the first bowler to break the 100 mph barrier

    Salute to our Icon.


    Oh, what we would give to have a bowler like him right now.


    #InziOut

  12. #12
    Debut
    Jan 2005
    Runs
    15,871
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dayyuuumm 15 years already.

  13. #13
    Debut
    Feb 2014
    Runs
    3,205
    Mentioned
    77 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    SO What? Brett lee was always the better bowler.


    If life on earth is temporary...what make you think that your problems are permanent?

  14. #14
    Debut
    Mar 2017
    Runs
    1,629
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by super hitter View Post
    SO What? Brett lee was always the better bowler.


    Why are you bringing Lee in this thread where Shoaib Akhtar made a world record about pace.
    Learn to appreciate our Icons.


    #InziOut

  15. #15
    Debut
    May 2014
    Venue
    chennai
    Runs
    22,503
    Mentioned
    574 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Wow feeling old,remember when Shoaib was the biggest thing in Asian cricket hated and loved across.

  16. #16
    Debut
    Oct 2015
    Venue
    Mountains
    Runs
    4,917
    Mentioned
    348 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen4 View Post


    Why are you bringing Lee in this thread where Shoaib Akhtar made a world record about pace.
    Learn to appreciate our Icons.
    Stop mocking SharmaJi for no reason. Thanks.

  17. #17
    Debut
    Sep 2013
    Runs
    11,445
    Mentioned
    183 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bad memories associated with the time that delivery was bowled... it was a forgettable match and World Cup for Pakistan... Wish this milestone happened somewhere else but during this time

  18. #18
    Debut
    Jul 2013
    Runs
    16,495
    Mentioned
    742 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Wish we can have one more Shoaib Akhtar in our lifetime.

    Poetry in motion.

  19. #19
    Debut
    Mar 2017
    Runs
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mohd. Zahid would have bowled many balls more faster than dis but no speedmeters were available when he was at his peak. M. Sami also bowled 164kph delivery vs NZ in 2004-05 series but ICC refused its authenticity. But honestly Shoaib was certainly the fastest and many times caused collapses from nowhere
    on his own

  20. #20
    Debut
    Nov 2016
    Venue
    Sialkot
    Runs
    1,513
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wish we get to see another Shoaib Akhtar in green shirt soon. I watch cricket for the thrill of fast bowling.

  21. #21
    Debut
    Apr 2013
    Venue
    Karachi
    Runs
    34,429
    Mentioned
    1569 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Who will be the next one?


    Follow PakPassion on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

  22. #22
    Debut
    Jun 2017
    Venue
    Mississauga
    Runs
    1,129
    Mentioned
    67 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Abdullah719 View Post
    Who will be the next one?
    Mitchell Starc, he's already done it in Ashes Cricket, only a matter of time when he does it in real life.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF_yf5G1D3Q

    Last edited by MenInG; 27th April 2018 at 11:32.

  23. #23
    Debut
    Mar 2018
    Venue
    Skardu, GB
    Runs
    683
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wahab Riaz has bowled 156 kmph. If Wahab Riaz ran in from the boundary and chucked it about 60 degrees, he would’ve hit 160 kmph consistently.

  24. #24
    Debut
    Jan 2013
    Runs
    12,912
    Mentioned
    1989 Post(s)
    Tagged
    9 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    27 April 2002

    Shoaib Akhtar became the first man to break the 100mph barrier when he was clocked bowling to Craig McMillan at 100.04 mph (161kph) during a one-day international against New Zealand in Lahore. The record remained unofficial - the ICC refused to sanction it as it did not have a standard measuring tool. The previous fastest recorded speed was 99.8mph by Australia's Jeff Thomson in 1975, although that did not take place during a match.
    I don’t want to be an apologist for Apartheid, but the Transvaal Police radar gun was used to measure a match spell by Sylvester Clarke in which his slowest ball was 157.5K and his fastest was 162.5K which is 101 mph.

    I watched Clarke, and believe his faster balls were chucked.

    So I don’t think that Shoaib can claim to be the first bowler measured to break the 100 mph barrier.

    I do accept that Jeff Thomson was only ever measured in-match once, in the 1975-76 Perth Test, and his fastest delivery was 160.6K (99.8 mph), albeit using Photo-Sonics 500 Frame Per Second analogue cameras which were 20 times more accurate than the 25 Frame Per Second analogue cameras which captured Shoaib’s delivery.

  25. #25
    Debut
    Dec 2011
    Runs
    15,345
    Mentioned
    701 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    I personally think the speed guns in the World Cup were a little dodgy as every other delivery was clocking high on it. The fastest spells from Shoaib were, and I maintain this, the spells to New Zealand in 2002, early 1999 Pepsi triangular , 2002 bilateral ODIs against Australia etc. Forget the speed gun. He was rushing the batsmen for sheer pace and was consistently a physical threat. Also the 99 World Cup. BThat 100.2 mph delivery was played much more easily than it should have been.


    'There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold'

  26. #26
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    110,943
    Mentioned
    1994 Post(s)
    Tagged
    20 Thread(s)
    Another anniversary to remember what Akhtar could do - if only we could get more bowling like that for Pakistan today.


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  27. #27
    Debut
    Jan 2011
    Venue
    Kashmiri Gate, Delhi
    Runs
    50,933
    Mentioned
    317 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Phenomenal achievement but few of those record breaking fast deliveries lost their excitement as batsmen played them with ease. That's still the lasting impression of these deliveries.

  28. #28
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    110,943
    Mentioned
    1994 Post(s)
    Tagged
    20 Thread(s)



    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  29. #29
    Debut
    Oct 2004
    Runs
    110,943
    Mentioned
    1994 Post(s)
    Tagged
    20 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by freelance_cricketer View Post
    Phenomenal achievement but few of those record breaking fast deliveries lost their excitement as batsmen played them with ease. That's still the lasting impression of these deliveries.
    More a compliment to 'those' batsmen - doesnt take away his achievement


    For the latest updates on Cricket, follow @PakPassion on Twitter

  30. #30
    Debut
    Feb 2016
    Runs
    1,289
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Once in a lifetime bowler

  31. #31
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    New Delhi
    Runs
    6,482
    Mentioned
    114 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Shoaib was the most exciting bowler to watch .. He had an aura and fear factor about him. His deliveries to tendulkar and David were just truly amazing.

    We lack characters like Shoaib sometimes I wish ICC makes ball tampering legal so we can see high quality bowling.

  32. #32
    Debut
    Aug 2013
    Runs
    12,712
    Mentioned
    413 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    These days 145k is the new 161k, medium fast are known as fast and fast bowlers are known as express fast bowlers.

  33. #33
    Debut
    Aug 2018
    Runs
    5,413
    Mentioned
    56 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Bhaag Viru Bhaag View Post
    These days 145k is the new 161k, medium fast are known as fast and fast bowlers are known as express fast bowlers.
    Seriously, people over-hyping Hasnain because he can occasionally hit 150.

  34. #34
    Debut
    Mar 2016
    Venue
    Sheffield
    Runs
    30,774
    Mentioned
    423 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    What an entertainer Akthar was. Enjoyed watching him bowl.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •