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“ICC Claimed Bowling Machine Was Not Right”- Mohammad Sami Reveals He Bowled At 164 KPH In His International Career

Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Sami has claimed that he clocked over 160 kph twice on the speedometer during his international career. However, the International Cricket Council stated that the speedometer was not working properly, which is why Sami does not hold the record for the fastest delivery in international cricket history.

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Sami played 36 Test matches, 87 ODIs and 13 T20Is in his international career for the Pakistan cricket team. Many Indian fans would remember that he bowled a great spell against the Indian cricket team in the group stage match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

While Sami was among the fastest bowlers of his time, the 41-year-old has claimed that he could have bowled the fastest deliveries of all time, but the speedometer was not working well. Here’s what he was quoted as saying in an interview with Pak TV:

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“I had bowled 164kph and 162kph in international cricket but unfortunately ICC claimed that the bowling machine was not in right working at that time.”

Mohammad Sami did not play for Pakistan after the ICC T20 World Cup 2016

As mentioned ahead, Sami bowled a magnificent spell for the Pakistan cricket team in their ICC T20 World Cup match against the Indian cricket team. Interestingly though, the fast bowler played his last international game in that tournament only. Sami’s last international appearance came against the Australian cricket team in a match at Mohali.

Currently, the record for the fastest delivery in international cricket belongs to former Pakistan cricket team star Shoaib Akhtar. He clocked 161.3 kph and to date, it is a world record. It will be interesting to see whether the all-time record will ever be broken. The chances are low because they aren’t many fast bowlers in the world right now who can clock even 160 kph on the speedometer.

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