The best part about express fast bowlers in cricket is that they seldom try to decrease their speed. Bowling at an express pace is a bee in one’s bonnet, a passion, which grows with time. Over the years, cricket has witnessed some fiery names in the field of bowling.
Bowling fast for years is easier said than done. It requires a fine blend of mental and physical strength because what always accompanies these fast bowlers is injuries or the risk of them. Fast bowlers tend to pick-up injuries very easily and this risk increases without proper guidance or skill-set.
What motivates these fast bowlers is their obsession. The cheer from the crowd becomes another factor. Spectators are usually enthralled on watching a fast bowler up the ante with his sheer pace. It gives a whole new life to the contest between a batsman and bowler. What works in the favor of batsmen is that ‘what comes fast travels faster’. A batsman with a sound technique isn’t intimidated by the sheer pace of a bowler.
Watch the video to see some of the fastest deliveries bowled in cricket: