Former Australian speedster Brett Lee recalled a spell from the Rawalpindi Categorical, Shoaib Akhtar, the place he felt he had been ‘taken out by a sniper’.
Lee was going through Akhtar in a Check match in Colombo when the incident occurred. Akhtar was taken off the assault however he was introduced again on by the Pakistan skipper for one last burst.
“Properly, you recognize, I may inform you that Check we have been speaking about in Colombo and it was so scorching, the situations. Shoaib was bowling round about 148 kmph many of the day and he was steaming in. His pace dropped off to about 145 after which they requested him to return on for yet one more huge spell. Yet another huge push from the captain was requested from Shoaib Akhtar,” Lee revealed in a podcast just lately.
“Thought I had been taken out by a sniper” – Brett Lee
At one second, Adam Gilchrist was batting and Akhtar’s tempo deliveries proved to be tough for the Aussie wicket-keeper as effectively. He was bowled by a fast supply following which, Lee needed to take strike.
“He knocked over Gilly with a ball that appeared prefer it left the hand and blew his stumps away earlier than Gilly may even get the bat down. It appeared prefer it was about 180 clicks an hour. Then I got here out going through the hat-trick ball and this ball is swinging round corners, reversing massively.”
“I acquired hit on the face on the primary ball. Shoaib steams in, he’s operating in, the black hair’s flowing in every single place. Let’s go. This ball hits me on the hip. On the autumn, I believed I had been taken out by a sniper. I believed I had been shot. He runs down like sorry sorry sorry,” Lee added.
Each Lee and Akhtar are recognized for being feisty bowlers who can clock 145+ kmph on a constant foundation. They’ll go down in historical past as two of the quickest bowlers ever.