Karachi: Pakistan former legendary fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that the pacers should only to play the One-Day International (ODI) and Test matches rather than Twenty20 cricket.
Akhtar further said that Twenty20 cricket only for the batsmen while spinners most successful for this format.
“T20 format is very difficult for the fast-bowler because the batsmen could easily play to pacers,” he said.
Shoaib Akhtar is regarded as the fastest bowler in the history of cricket and has bowled fastest delivery officially recorded at a speed of 161.3 kph.
Akhtar has a number of fast bowling records. He has bowled at speeds of 161.3kph, 160kph 3x, 159kph and 158.4kph.
The fastest three were against New Zealand in 2002 and the other three were against Sri Lanka in 2002 also. He was the first bowler in the history of cricket to have been recorded to bowl over 100 mph.