Shoaib Akhtar Reveals The Most Ruthless Batter He Has Bowled To
By CricShots - May 20, 2022 11:05 pm
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Former Pakistani player Shoaib Akhtar was undoubtedly one of the fastest bowlers in the entire world during his days. He not only had the record for the quickest delivery, but he indeed still holds the record for the fastest delivery in the world at 161.3 kmph and that is an astonishing statistic in every way and there’s no doubt in that.

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Shoaib Akhtar

However, apart from his pace, Shoaib Akhtar had other skills in his arsenal as well, one of the most important of which was indeed his aggression, some batters still got the better of him on multiple occasions as it is certain that a bowler will concede some runs here and there.

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Shoaib Akhtar faced a number of brilliant batters throughout his illustrious career and it would’ve been difficult for him to pick one out of them who was the best batsman that he ever faced. However, it is the work of reporters and writers to cunningly extract these facts from players and that is exactly what happened in a recent interview that Shoaib Akhtar had with Sportskeeda.

Adam Gilchrist

Upon being asked who was the most dangerous batsman Shoaib Akhtar has ever faced in his career, Shoaib Akhtar named former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist. He said, “Adam Gilchrist the most ruthless and most dangerous batsman in the World that I’ve Bowled ever.”

However, some fans felt that this is not the perfect answer and the right answer must have been Sachin Tendulkar or any other batsman from that phenomenal Indian team like Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag, and Sourav Ganguly. All these batters had a brilliant record against Shoaib Akhtar, who had a tough time bowling against them.

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However, some fans have also analyzed that it is probably due to the political tension between India and Pakistan that is restricting Shoaib Malik from naming any of these players. Earlier though, Shoaib Akhtar had once mentioned that Rahul Dravid was the nicest batsman he had ever played against.