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    Zahid

    Yesterday i got the opportunity to meet Shoaib Mohammed (a former test cricketer) at a function in my university and I asked him a very common question "Who was the fastest bowler you ever faced?".Without any hesitation he said Zahid and then he narrated an incident to me from 96 when he had the opprotunity to face Wasim, Waqar, Shoaib and Zahid all at the same time while batting in the nets, all 4 of them were bowling with full run ups and Zahid looked considerably faster then the other 3 and is easily the fastest he has ever faced and we must know this guy has also faced quickies like Patterson, Bishop and Malcom.

    Man its a pity the world did not get to see more of Zahid
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    Lolz...got more info on Zahid's serious pace, Mark Taylor after his famous 334 at Pindi

    "Nevertheless, Taylor complimented Zahid and Akhtar by saying they were the fastest he has ever faced. ``Coming from 50 yards and bowling flat out, it was a matter of survival earlier in the innings. They are really quick, faster than I have faced anyone,''he said.

    Edit: This Taylor interview is after Zahid's first major back operation many believe he was even faster before this operation though it was after the 2nd op he turned in to a medium pace trundler which really is a shame.
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    Whats his full name, for those who are ignorant about him?
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    Mohammad Zahid.

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    I've heard before how quick he was but with thing's like this it is all about perspective, you need cold hard facts to really make a proper judgement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm
    I've heard before how quick he was but with thing's like this it is all about perspective, you need cold hard facts to really make a proper judgement.
    I know its difficult since during that time the speed guns were not a norm, but I know a guy who has tried calculating bowlar speeds through use of his own weird calculations and these are some of the figures he came up with:

    • Zahid Yorker to Lara 163 Kmph
    • A Donalds Yorker against England in 95 at 157.3
    • That Yorker by Waqar to Lara 151.7
    • Thompson vs England 156.2
    • Holding vs Eng in 81 recorded ar 160.2


    He admits these are just rough figures but they give you a general idea about the actual speed of the bowler since according to his sample study his figures has a degree of error of only 2-3 kmph (plus/minus).

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    No offence to your friend but I don't really beleive he could come up with a semi accurate speed meter. I'd prefer to beleive the official speed guns even if there is a slight difference between different venues.

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    Yes he agrees his figures are not accurate but the degree of error is only 2-3 kmph (+/-) so you get a ballpark for the speed of a delivery.

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    I remember watching him back in 96-97 in the CU Series down in Australia. That series contained the likes of Bishop, Ambrose, Walsh, Waqar, Younis and Gillespie (at his fastest) and he was faster then all of them and by some distance too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib
    Yes he agrees his figures are not accurate but the degree of error is only 2-3 kmph (+/-) so you get a ballpark for the speed of a delivery.
    How does he come up with such an arbitrary degree of error though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    How does he come up with such an arbitrary degree of error though?
    Because he can. For example, I can run a mile in 3 minutes, +/- 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    How does he come up with such an arbitrary degree of error though?
    I'd say he's probably compared his figures to the 'official' figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa
    I'd say he's probably compared his figures to the 'official' figures.
    Yups, first he compiled recordings on those deliverey's that have been offically recorded and then made a comparison between his timings and the offical timings shown on the telly.

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    So in other words he did absolutely nothing since he then relied on other people's results.

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