Ponting Calls Wasim Akram Greatest Pacer and Shoaib Akhtar as Quickest

Former two-time World Cup-winning captain Ricky Ponting picked legendary pacer, Wasim Akram, as the greatest fast bowler alongside Curtly Ambrose.

The Aussie responded on Twitter to a question asked by a fan as to who did he least liked facing.

Ponting claimed that Akram and Ambrose remain as the greatest fast bowlers he has ever seen, whereas Shoaib Akhtar was the fastest. In addition to that, he also named Harbhajan Singh as the spinner who got him out the most times.

The right-handed top-order batsman enjoys a formidable record against Pakistan, scoring 1537 runs with an impressive average of 66.82 including 5 centuries and 6 half-centuries.

Back in 2010, Ponting scored a phenomenal 200 which led to the revival of his Test captaincy after a difficult period where he continued to struggle for runs.

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