‘We waited for his spell to end’: Shaun Pollock on facing Shoaib Akhtar’s bowling

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Srinagar, April 11: Former South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock revealed that they used to wait for Shoaib Akhtar’s bowling spell to end when the pacer was in his prime days.

The Pakistani pacer is regarded as one of the quickest bowlers produced in the cricket world. He holds the record for bowling the fastest delivery in the international cricket.

“When batting we used to watch the Pakistan captain to see how many overs Shoaib Akhtar had left in his spell. When he’d get the signal that he was out of the attack, we would think, Yes!” Shaun Pollock was quoted as saying by Cricket Pakistan.

“The speed gun brought a different dimension to fast-bowling because all of a sudden now you had something through which you could register how quick you were on the field.” He added.

Pollock too was superb for Proteas with both bat and ball during his long career.