After having talked about one of the best over he had faced earlier, former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Wednesday revealed the quickest spell of bowling he needed to negotiate in his cricketing career.
Taking to Twitter Ponting stated that former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar’s 1999 spell in Perth was the quickest bowling he had ever faced in his career. The Rawalpindi Express bowled at blistering tempo touching 150 kmph all through that spell.
“Got plenty of questions the other day after calling the Flintoff over the best I’d faced. This from @shoaib100mph was the fastest spell I’d ever faced and trust me Justin wasn’t backing up too far at the other end,” Ponting tweeted.
Earlier, Ponting had opened up about one of the best over he ever faced in worldwide cricket.
He named former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff because the one who bowled the hardest over he needed to face throughout the 2005 Ashes.
During the second Test at Edgbaston, Flintoff troubled Ponting in the whole over, and took his wicket with the ultimate supply.
Ponting scored 27,486 runs for Australia in his worldwide career and likewise led his nation in all three codecs.
No Australian has scored extra worldwide centuries than the previous skipper. Ponting additionally led Australia to 2 World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007.
He performed his final Test in 2012. He is the second-highest run-getter in the historical past of the longest format of the sport with 13,378 runs.