“How’s this possible?” Hasan Ali’s 219 km/hr delivery leaves netizens awestruck
Screengrab of Hasan Ali's 219 kmph ball
Following a horrible outing in the T20 World Cup semifinal, Pakistan’s Hasan Ali made a stunning comeback against Bangladesh. Ali was not only in the line of fire for his off-colour performance with the ball but also for dropping the crucial catch of Mattew Wade in the semifinal as the eventual champions Australia cruised through to the final courtesy of Wade’s hattrick of sixes.
Banishing the ghosts of the semifinal, Hasan Ali took the ball against Bangladesh and ran riot through their batting lineup. The Pakistan quick returned with figures of three for 22 as the visitors restricted the Bangal Tigers to just 127. Ali was adjudged the man of the match as Pakistan won the match by four wickets overcoming some early hiccups.
Hasan Ali puts Shoaib Akhtar’s record in jeopardy
The fastest ball ever bowled in cricket was by Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar who clocked 161.3kmph. This record was in danger during the first T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh as Hasan Ali bowled a 219 km/hr delivery during his stupendous effort. The reading left the cricketing fraternity in surprise.
The speed gun error made Hasan Ali the talk of the town. Netizens were quick to latch on to the opportunity to have a good laugh over the mistake. The game was filled with such speed gun errors as a Pakistan spinner Mohammad Nawaz registered speeds of over 140kmph during the game.
The match was filled with such fascinating incidents. One such incident was Shoaib Malik‘s hilarious runout. The veteran was effectively strolling outside the crease as the wicketkeeper caught him sort of his ground.