5 fastest deliveries bowled by spinners

5 fastest deliveries bowled by spinners

Ever wondered who bowled the fastest delivery among spinners?

Shahid Afridi of Pakistan
Shahid Afridi. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Cricket is arguably one of the finest sports which epitomizes teamwork in the true sense of the term. Adding muscle and teeth to the sporting delight are the bowlers who carry the key to start the game. It goes without saying the sheer battle of bat and bowl has produced one of the finest craftsmen around the world.

Taking a cue from craftsmanship, spinners in the cricketing arena add the iota of twist and turn on the 22 yards. Mastering the art of baffling batting biggies with sheer prowess, the world has witnessed some of the best prodigies. The likes of Shane Warne, Anil Kumble, Saqlain Mushtaq and Muttiah Muralitharan have given nightmares to batsmen on a regular basis.

Sometimes, the spin kings bluff the classy batsmen on the other end with magical spin and few times with the mixture of speed and spin. On that note, this article attempts to throw light on incidents wherein tweakers scalped critical breakthroughs with added pace. Notably, the rare incidents mentioned below are covered across all formats and leagues.

Here are the 5 fastest deliveries bowled by spinners

5. Shadab Khan to Joe Root (111 KMPH)

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Pakistan budding talent Shadab Khan has got the right potential to shape the Pakistani bowling department in the upcoming years. The power-house of energy is known for playing out of his skin. Moreover, he pours out every ounce of sweat and blood on the field only to ensure the team finishes on the winning note. Moreover, he was also part of the World Cup contingent for the Pakistan team last year in England.

Making a statement with his spinning craft in the 2019 World Cup, Shadab accumulated 9 wickets under his swanky belt. Out of the 9, one which caught everyone’s attention was the wicket of Joe Root. The battling brilliance was on cloud nine on that day. Eventually, he smashed a scintillating century against the lethal place attack of the Men-in-green.

However, Root was caught out by Hafeez comfortably at the point after scoring 107 runs. Shadab stamped his authority as he unleashed a ripper at a lethal speed of 111 KMPH. Subsequently, after trapping the big fish, Pakistan turned the tables and won the match by 14 runs at the end.