As Shoaib Akhtar reveals his biggest secret, the Rawalpindi Express told Sportskeeda that he began dragging light automobiles on Islamabad’s highways before progressing to hauling a truck for at least 4-5 kilometres.
“I used to consistently bowl 157 and 158 kph, but I couldn’t seem to hit 160 kph.” In the video, he says, “I started planning regarding myself to train in order to cross the 160 kmph barrier.”
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“Initially, I tied up myself to a tyre and pulled it but the tyre was too light to build my muscles. Later, during the nighttime in Islamabad, I tied myself to a small car and pulled it but this also looked light training for my body.”
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Shoaib Akhtar said he intended to tie himself to a truck and pull it afterwards. This worked out since he began training and was able to pull a truck nearly 5 kilometres, he added.
With 161.3 kmph versus England in 2003, Shoaib Akhtar holds the ICC World Cup bowling record.