If there is one thing Pakistan has given to the world of cricket, it has to be the abundance of quality fast bowlers. Since the first international game Pakistan played in 1952 against India, the country has produced sublime pacers — lethal ones — like Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.
Most recent addition has been Hasan Ali, who took the world by storm and made his mark with precision and his skiddy pace bowling.
However, there seems to be another talented bowler — Salman Irshad — who is making a name for himself.
The Kashmir-born fiery pacer has been tipped to become the fastest of all by the world’s fastest bowler, Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar.
Shoaib Akhtar has stated that Salman Irshad from Kashmir has the potential to break his record for the fastest delivery ever bowled #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) February 5, 2018
It’s the legend himself who spoke highly of the raw talent brought forward by the talent hunt program conducted by Lahore Qalandars.
Shoaib says that Salman has the pace to bowl the fastest delivery the world will ever see.
Salman Irshad from Kashmir has the potential to break his record for the fastest delivery ever bowled.
Shoaib bowled the fastest delivery (161.3kph) in international cricket against England in 2003.
Pakistan Super League (PSL) has developed a reputation of unearthing hidden gems of Pakistan cricket; Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, and Fakhar Zaman are the products of the country’s premier T20 league.
The efforts of PSL franchises, especially Lahore Qalandars have to be appreciated considering the young talents they’ve discovered in the past year or so. Not just this, the franchise has groomed the players by sending them overseas to train with Australia’s Sydney Sixers as well as through local tournaments.
It would be interesting to see how the pride of Kashmir fares in the PSL 3 as all eyes will be on him.