Throwback to when Shoaib Akhtar broke 100mph barrier

An Australian cricket information outlet shared an previous video of an unforgettable second in global cricket when former Pakistani speedy bowler Shoaib Akhtar made a savage supply that set a big report within the historical past of cricket.

It used to be 2001, twenty years in the past, when Akhtar fiercely bowled to ex-Australian all rounder Shane Watson, breaking the 100mph barrier in global cricket.

“At the day Shoaib Akhtar was the primary bowler to damage the 100mph barrier twenty years in the past, we dug into the archives to search out possibly his maximum ferocious supply on Australian shores,” the tweet mentioned.

Watson retweeted the video, praising Akhtar for being “so bloody speedy.”

“What a strategy to spend my twenty first birthday!! @shoaib100mph used to be so excellent and so bloody speedy!!” he wrote.

The video precipitated a Twitter interplay between the previous cricketers as Akhtar humbly spoke back to Watson’s tweet, pronouncing that he used to be additionally simply 26 years previous again then.

“I used to be additionally simply 26. Memorable collection, how time flies!! Hope you might be doing excellent mate.”

At this, Watson responded that it used to be a spell he’s going to “by no means disregard”

“A spell I can by no means disregard!! You’re so proper @shoaib100mph. How time flies!!! All is excellent mate. I am hoping the similar with you.”

In the meantime, former South African skipper AB DeVilliers additionally responded to the video.

“I nonetheless get nightmares on remembering fast bowling of Shoaib Akhtar”.

At this Akhtar wrote “Come on AB, you could have given sleepless nights to many bowlers your self.”

DeVilliers recalled his tricky revel in of dealing with Akhtar as he stated that the bowler had “virtually damaged his leg” throughout a fit when he used to be simply twenty years previous.

“Just right previous days! U virtually broke my leg at Supersport Park in my early twenties once I determined to tug you for 6. The minute it hit my bat I knew it used to be a large mistake”. 

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