The fastest bowler of all time, Shoaib Akhtar holds an unwanted record of retired hurting most number of batsmen in the world, which is 19.
Shoaib Akhtar has scared the best in the business with his sheer pace and aggression during his playing days. Be it Brian Lara, Saurav Ganguly or Gary Kirsten, they have all been under the wrath of the vicious pacer.
Recently, the Rawalpindi Express tweeted his record and said that he never liked hitting batsmen except one, he asked his Twitter followers to guess the name.
Did u know about this fact that have injured more batsman,s then any 1
which i never enjoyed it but apart-from 1 guess who is it ?? pic.twitter.com/N9wJ8axV8s
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 24, 2017
Later, he revealed that it was Australian opener, Mathew Hayden that he badly wanted to hit during his playing days and he did multiple times.
It was Matthew Hayden I wanted to hit badly during my playing days & I did that many times during test & practice games&now we r best mates. — Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 25, 2017
However, he also added that now they both are best of friends and he found the aggressive opener to be one of the most generous and kindest human beings.
But now we are best of friends now & I think he’s 1 of the most generous & kind human being I ever met is Matthew Hayden.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 25, 2017
Shoaib Akhtar is the first bowler to break the speed barrier of 100 miles/hour.