Michael Clark discloses the most dangerous bowler he has ever faced
Michael Clark discloses the most dangerous bowler:
Former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke recalled Shoaib Akhtar’s ferocious pace in his playing days.
Clarke, one of many Australian batsmen who faced Akhtar, dubbed the Rawalpindi Express for his ferocious pace, recalled how the Pakistani pacer was even faster than the former Australian captain’s ex-teammate Brett Lee.
“Shoaib Akhtar was the fastest I had to deal with. He could bowl at a speed of 160kph. A different type of bowler who can bowl quickly for three overs. Lee was quick, but Shoaib was even faster “He stated.
Clarke ranked Akhtar first among pacers including Australians Shaun Tait, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, and Jason Gillespie.
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In his career, the former Pakistani fast bowler appeared in 46 Test matches and took 178 wickets. In comparison, he played more One-Day Internationals (ODIs), taking 247 wickets in 163 matches. He only played 15 T20Is but managed to take 19 wickets.
During his playing days, Akhtar was feared by batsmen all over the world due to his deadly bouncers and lethal yorkers.
Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were once regarded as the most dangerous bowling duo in the world.
He led Pakistan to numerous victories, becoming a dangerous weapon in Pakistan’s pace arsenal at a time when the green shirts already had Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis terrorizing batsmen all over the world.