Shoaib Akhtar -- Famous Pakistani former Cricketer is coming to Florida to attend the USOPEN2012.During his visit to Florida, he will represent the USALL STARS in the USOPEN2012 ,will attend the opening ceremony on Dec 6--,8am with the Legendry Cricketer Clive Lloyd at the Broward Central Regional Park. Cricket Council USA would like to Honor Mr. .Shoaib Akhtar as "The Fastest Bowler of His Time”. Legendry Cricketer Clive Lloyd will be presenting this award to him.
Shoaib made his Test debut in 1997 and played on Pakistan Cricket Team as an attacking fast bowler.Shoaib Akhtar (born 13 August 1975) is a Pakistani former cricketer Ironically it was the first ball he ever bowled to Sachin Tendulkar.
Fastest ball in history of cricket 161km/h. Bowl was bowled by Shoaib Akhtar.
Akhtar's run of impressive performances started in the 1990s. In 1999, during a pre-World Cup series against India, he rose to prominence. It was followed by outstanding bowling performances in Sharjah and later in 1999 Cricket World Cup. There was no better sight in World Cricket than watching Akthar bowl at full throttle during the late 90's and early 2000s. His most significant performance was in India in 1999 when he captured eight wickets in the Asian Test championship match at Calcutta – including the wickets of Indian batsmen Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar when he bowled, both batsman off successive deliveries. Ironically it was the first ball he ever bowled to Sachin Tendulkar.
In 2005, Akhtar regained his reputation as a fast bowler for his side. Playing in a three Test home series against England, he made a series of impressive bowling performances. His effective use of slower deliveries proved to be unplayable by the English batsmen. Akhtar emerged as the highest wicket taker of the series with seventeen wickets. His comeback was also remarkable as prior to his return, he had been criticized from all corners-such as by the Worcestershire chairman John Elliot for his celebrity attitude and lack of commitment to team. His performance was also acknowledged by the English captain Michael Vaughan, who remarked "I thought he (Shoaib) was a big difference between the two teams".He is also known as one of only three bowlers to have ever broken the 100 mph barrier in cricket history, with a delivery of 101.3 mph, during the 2003 World Cup against England, and this delivery stands as the fastest recorded to date.