Bowled 100mph balls twice but they didn’t recognise it because I am from Karachi: Mohammad Sami


Former Pakistan quick bowler Mohammad Sami claimed that he has crossed the 100-mph mark twice in his profession but that the file 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.

Shoaib Akhtar holds the file for the quickest supply in worldwide cricket, which was clocked at 161.three 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.three kmph supply in opposition to India. The pacer’s ball was pushed by 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 but that ball had been dominated out as a consequence of “faulty speed measurements on the speed meter”.

The ICC has maintained that the gear used to measure velocity varies at totally different grounds and so speeds from totally different matches can’t be in contrast.


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