Umran Malik Clocks 153 kmph in IPL 2022 vs GT, Same Day 20 Years Ago Shoaib Akhtar Broke 160kmph Barrier First Time


Umran Malik has taken the IPL by storm with the pace at which he is bowling at the moment, clocking 150 kmph consistently.

Not just that, he is bowling the right length, accurate most of the time and can squeeze in the yorker every now and then. All this combined can be a batters nightmare. With Malik coming to the fore, it has somehow brought the spotlight back on former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee - two of the fastest bowlers to have ever played the game.

Former Australia all-time ODI great Michael Bevan took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond to a video shared by and reminded all of us of the day when the former Pakistani pacer became the first man on the planet to break the 100mph (160 kmph) barrier 20 years ago. Bevan, as luck would have it was at the non-striker's end. Ironically, Malik clocked 153kmph on the same day (yesterday) against Gujarat Titans (GT) in IPL 2022 and Wriddhiman Saha found himself at the receiving end.

'On the day Shoaib Akhtar became the first bowler to break the 100mph barrier 20 years ago, we dug into the archives to find perhaps his most ferocious delivery on Australian shores!' tweeted

'I was at the non strikers end,' Bevan responded with a couple of smiling emojis.

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