The cricketing world has witnessed some great fast bowlers who achieved legendary status in world cricket with some electric performances. It is with due respect that we call them legends of the game due to their ability to rise on the big occasion and make everyone take notice of their performances.
Apart from them, fans have also witnessed fast bowlers who have bowled their heart out. They were considered fastest as compared to some of their contemporaries in terms of their speed. These bowlers created fear in the minds of the opposition with their pace and brutal deliveries.
In this piece, we are about to discuss ten bowlers who had produced some fastest deliveries during their playing days. The list also consists names of the bowlers who are still playing the game. These bowlers possessed tremendous speed and were not afraid to challenge the batsmen with their raw pace.
We take a look at ten fastest deliveries bowled by bowlers in the history of cricket:
# 1 Shoaib Akhtar (161.3 Kmph):
“ The Rawalpindi Express” as he was nicknamed due to the speed and pace he possessed was considered the fastest when he arrived at the International arena. The right-arm fast bowler was genuinely quick when he bowled brutal Yorkers and quick bouncers.
Akhtar’s reverse swing was hard to pick, and the batsmen always found it difficult to handle his pace when he was on song. The Pakistani clocked 161.3kmph against England in the 2003 World Cup which was considered the fastest delivery bowled by him.