Shoaib Akhtar was a legend of fast bowling with his extremely fast pace, ability to outswing the new ball, and reverse the old ball. Akhtar was one of the fastest bowlers that international cricketing fans have ever seen.
Fans called Akhtar his famous nickname ‘Rawalpindi Express’ because of his origin in Rawalpindi, Pakistan and his blistering fast pace.
The most memorable highlight in Akhtar’s career was his back to back fast Yorkers in the test match against India at Kolkata in 1999 that knocked the stumps of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar
The Rawalpindi Express has the fastest delivery recorded in cricket, clocked at an unthinkable 161.3 km/h, this was bowled in Pakistan’s match against England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2003