Former Pakistan quick bowler Mohammad Sami claimed that he has crossed the 100-mph mark twice in his profession however that the document was not registered as he’s from Karachi.
“I bowled 100 mph twice in international cricket but they didn’t recognise it because I’m Karachite, I took 3 wickets in 4 overs but they changed my spell because I’m Karachite,” Sami was quoted as saying by journalist Shoaib Jatt on Twitter.
I bowled 💯 MPH twice in Int’l cricket however they didn’t recognise it as a result of I’m Karachite,
I took 3 wickets in 4 overs however they modified my spell as a result of I’m Karachite,
Test cricketer Muhammad Sami lashes out.
کراچی کا ہوں اس لئے زیادتی کی گئی ۔ محمد سمیع pic.twitter.com/58NIOk8qs0
— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) January 8, 2021
Shoaib Akhtar holds the document for the quickest supply in worldwide cricket, which was clocked at 161.3 kph (100.2 mph) throughout Pakistan’s match in opposition to England within the 2003 World Cup.
However, in 2004, Shoaib’s teammate Mohammad Sami surpassed him with a 162.3 kmph supply in opposition to India. The pacer’s ball was pushed via the covers for a boundary by then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.
There has been one other ball by Sami which was recorded at 164 km/h however that ball had been dominated out attributable to “faulty speed measurements on the speed meter”.
The ICC has maintained that the tools used to measure velocity varies at completely different grounds and so speeds from completely different matches can’t be in contrast.