David Weise is South African all-rounder. At 18 November, 2016 during the match between Knights and Titans in 2016-17 CSA T20. The Knights won the toss and chose to bat first but they lost first two wickets for only 10 runs. After that, David Miller gave big support to team and scored wonderfull 120 score making Knight’s total 185/6. During bowling session, his is national teammate David Wiese bowled the last bowl of third over with speed of 173.8 kph and surprised the world. But it was due to some technical glitch that helped him to do so.
Before that, the top 3 fastest bowlers of the world are:
- Shoaib Akhtar (Pakistan) 161.3 kph
- Brett Lee (Australia) 161.1 kph
- Shaun Tait (Australia) 161.1 kph
The above figures show that the attainability of bowling speed of 173.8 kph is almost impossible by any bowler. David Wiese handled the technical glitch very well and jokingly posted the following post on twitter:
— David Wiese (@David_Wiese) November 19, 2016
This type of incident did not happen for the first time in the history of cricket. A few month before, the delivery of South Africa’s fast bowler Morne Morkel was mistakenly recorded as speed of 173.9 kmph. Which shows that there is some problem with the technology and ICC(International Cricket Council) should make concern to this type problems to stable the quality of this beautiful sport.