Has Hassan Ali set the fastest ball record and left Shoaib Akhtar behind?


After being heavily criticized by cricket fans for his lackluster performance at the 2021 T20 World Cup, Pakistan's Strike Bowler Hassan Ali has once again caught the attention of the usual fan base, but for an entirely different reason.

Hassan Ali won the Player of the Game award in Dhaka on Friday during Pakistan's first T20 international in their three-game series against Bangladesh, won by the Men In Green with four wickets. It seems that even the technical team at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium was impressed. So much so that they made a mistake recording his bowling speed and reported it to be 219 km / h.


It is impossible for a human to bowl at this speed and obviously something went wrong with the Speed ​​Gun. Fans quickly noticed the increased speed and reacted with hysteria on social media. So rest assured that cricket legend Shoaib Akhtar still holds the record for fastest ball at 161.3 km / h, an achievement he achieved almost 18 years ago in the Pakistani game against England in Cape Town.

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Pakistan is currently playing the T20I series of three games in Bangladesh and will later play a test series of two games. The tour started on November 19th with the first T20I. The test series is part of the ICC World Test Championship and both teams are determined to get the maximum number of points and qualify in the race to qualify for the World Test Championship Final in 2023.

Meanwhile, Ali became the player to take the most international wickets in 2021, including Tests, T20Is and ODIs, as he hit the 64 mark after winning 3-22 and helping Pakistan keep Bangladesh down to 127-7. Shaheen Shah Afridi is right behind him with 62 wickets, while Dushmantha Chameera from Sri Lanka and Tabriz Shamsi from South Africa have each won 50 wickets.