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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that he used different training methods to bowl 100 miles per hour.
Akhtar said that he bowled from 26 yards and used a cricket ball that was twice or three times the weight of a normal one.
“The one common question that I get from my fans is what did I do to increase my pace? Let me tell you the secret. So when I was playing the 1999 World Cup, I realized that I could not cross 100mph, so then I thought what should I do to cross this barrier,” he was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.
“So I started training and tried different methods, and in order to increase [my] speed I started bowling from 26 yards and used a ball that was twice or thrice heavier than a normal cricket ball and then when I came back I [made] sure to expedite my pace and by then my speed increased by 4mph.”