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Is Mohammad Sami the world’s fastest bowler?

Is Mohammad Sami the world's fastest bowler?

Pakistan’s former fast bowler Mohammad Sami has disclosed that he bowled the fastest deliveries over 160 kph that were not counted due to technical error.

Talking in a video, he stated he did not bowl over 160 kph once, but twice. The deliveries count the speed of 162 kph and 164 kph, however, they were not counted due to the fault of the machine.

“I once bowled two deliveries that were both faster than 160 kph, at 162 and 164 respectively. However, I was then told that it was the fault of the machine (speed gun) and that the balls could not be counted,” 

He further stated that bowlers can bowl over 160 kph once or twice in their life. To note, if Sami’s revelation is true, he would have been placed at the top of the list of the world’s fastest bowlers.

It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar bowled the fastest delivery, 161.2 kph, against New Zealand in 2002. The record is still unbroken, however, if what Sami said is true, he would have been the fastest bowler in the world today.

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