A few days ago, former West Indies player Viv Richards had said that the fastest delivery he ever faced in his international career was from Wasim Akram. Richards spoke about the early days of Akram’s career and how his deliveries were giving the batters a tough time.
Richards said that while Australian great Jeff Thomson was the fastest bowler he faced, the quickest ball he ever played was bowled by the legendary Pakistan player.
“The quickest delivery I faced was from Wasim Akram. I could hear the ball hitting the gloves of a wicket-keeper. Wasim was a young man, and I was coming towards the end of my career,” Richards told ESPNCricinfo.
Akram has reacted to Richards’ comment on him. “Hello, Sir @ivivianrichards. Is this the delivery you talked about? Whatever this was, you were and always will be the greatest.”