Shoaib Akhtar Said That Former Australia Captain Ricky Ponting Has Never Been Able To Trouble With His Fast Balls | Shoaib Akhtar: Shoaib Akhtar’s big statement on former Australian captain, said
Shoaib Akhtar On Ricky Ponting: Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistani...
Shoaib Akhtar On Ricky Ponting: Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistani fast bowler and popularly known as Rawalpindi Express, is considered one of the fastest bowlers of his time. Shoaib Akhtar has given a big statement on former Australia captain and legendary batsman Ricky Ponting. The former Pakistani fast bowler said that Ricky could never trouble Ponting with his fast balls. He said that the former Australian legend used to play fast bowling very well. That’s why he never got into trouble with speed.
Shoaib recalls 1999 Pakistan-Australia series
Actually, former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has the record of throwing the fastest ball in the history of cricket. In the match against England in the year 2003 World Cup, Akhtar had bowled the speed of 161.3 kmph. It is considered to be the fastest ball ever in international cricket. Rawalpindi Express recalled the 1999 Pakistan Australia series. Also remembered his battle with Ponting.
‘Never bothered Ponting with his fast balls’
Shoaib Akhtar said that he could never trouble the former Australian captain with his fast balls. Actually, Shoaib Akhtar was talking to Brisbane Times. During this he said these things. In the year 1999, a series of 3 test matches was played between Pakistan and Australia. Australia defeated Pakistan 3-0 in this series. Rhiti Ponting scored 197 runs in 288 balls in the third test of the series. Ponting hit 22 fours in this innings. However, before this innings, Ponting was dismissed 3 times in this series without scoring any runs. At the same time, the first Test of this series was played in Brisbane. In this match, Shoaib Akhtar got Ricky Ponting out lbw.
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