A couple of days, former West Indian skipper Viv Richards said that the quickest delivery he ever faced was from Wasim Akram. Now, the Pakistan pacer has replied to Viv Richard’s comments with a video of the delivery. In this article, we take a look at the video of the fastest ball from Wasim Akram that was faced by the legendary Viv Richards.
The fastest ball from Wasim Akram
In an interview with ESPN Cricinfo, Viv Richards had said, “This one went by so quickly, I could hear it hitting the wicketkeeper’s gloves and I said, ‘Wow, wow.’ Wasim was a young man, coming on to the scene.”
Wasim Akram was also not sure of the delivery that Viv Richards was talking about. Yet, he found a video and asked the legend if that video is of the delivery he was talking about. It needs to be seen what Viv would reply to it.
Two top performers in the sport
Meanwhile, it is always special to see two greats show their respect for each other. Both Wasim Akram and Viv Richards were great achievers in the game. While Viv scored 8540 runs in 121 Tests and 6721 runs in 187 ODIs, Wasim collected 414 wickets in 104 Tests and picked 502 scalps in 356 ODI encounters. The duo clashed against each other for a very short duration but when it did happen, it resulted in classical moments.