WATCH: Ricky Ponting Picks Shoaib Akhtar’s 1999 Perth Delivery as Fastest He Faced During his Career

April 15, 2020 7:11 pm

Ricky Ponting has had a good career run with the Australian team. His international score for the country stands at 27,486 runs. Furthermore, he has led the team across all three formats of cricket. On top of that, he was the skipper for the team during both 2003 and 2007 World Cups. Australia won both of these World Cups.

Ricky Ponting picks the fastest delivery he faced in his cricket career

Recently, Ricky Ponting had come forward and picked the Ashes moment which is one of his favourites. The moment chosen by the former Australian Cricket team player is one from Ashes 2005.

Now, he comes forward with another pick. This is in regards to the fastest ball he ever had to face in his Cricket career. Ponting’s pick is the delivery by Shoaib Akhtar during 1999 at Perth.

That delivery is one of the fastest deliveries recorded in the history of cricket. The former Pakistan Cricket team bowler bowled at a rate of almost 150kmph. Ricky Ponting takes to Twitter to show the video where the Rawalpindi Express delivering at a maddening speed.

Ponting uploaded the video with the caption “Got plenty of questions the other day after calling the Flintoff over the best I’d faced. This from @shoaib100mph was the fastest spell I’d ever faced and trust me Justin wasn’t backing up too far at the other end.”

Here is the video:

With the lockdown of nations going on at full swing, players globally are interacting more with their fans and audience. There are live sessions taking place on various social media platforms where two players are interviewing each other. Continuing this is a great way to ensure that morale stays high during the difficult quarantine period that is taking over the world. TV channels are showing highlights of important matches as well. This gives players a chance to see the match properly from beginning to end.






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