Technical glitch helped Qazi Onik bowl at a speed of 160 km/hr
Quite a few pacers made name for themselves in the U19 World Cup 2018.
Published - Feb 10, 2018 4:30 pm | Updated - Feb 10, 2018 4:30 pm
The recently concluded Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand gave prominence to the budding talent and one will have to say, that they are thrilled to bits. The Indian Team started the campaign with a scintillating 100-run win over mighty Aussies and clinched their fourth World Cup title against the same team in the final speaks volumes about the consistency and of course, their dominance.
However, after winning the coveted title, the limelight has only been on the Indian talent, but for those who witnessed the tournament closely, there were quite a few players from all the cricketing nations who can well feature in the senior team in times to come. The likes of Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Qazi Onik clocked more than 145 km/hr regularly and were the most prominent fast bowlers in the tournament.
Interestingly, Qazi Onik made the news after he bowled a beautiful out-swing delivery to Indian skipper Prithvi Shaw in the quarter-final. Even after having a substantial experience at his back, Shaw was bamboozled and had no answers whatsoever. However, the footage of the dismissal shows the speedometer clocking as high as 160 km/hr.
There is no doubt it was a great delivery, but under no stress of imagination, it was a delivery bowled at nearly 100 m/hr. Shaw got out after a well made 40 runs. His departure influenced Shubman Gill to play a long inning who eventually helped India post a respectable total.
Watching the footage closely, one can easily see that there was a technical glitch as the speedometer displayed the pace of the ball even before the delivery was bowled. Though there was a glitch, the teenager would be happy with the fact that he was able to send the Indian skipper back to the pavilion.
Here’s the video of the delivery:
— Alauddin Khilji (@AlauddinKhilj10) February 9, 2018