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    Chucking doesnt help Akhtar in speed

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    "The world record baseball pitch is just over 100 mph."
    Those steroid-guzzling lardbags' fastballs average only in the 90s!

    This makes a cricket bowlers task like Shoaib Akhtar even more astonishing who achieve these speeds without throwing.

    And running and pitching doesnt help in speed thats y pitchers dont have a run up. Try running and chucking at full speed , I bet u will fall on your face.

    So it is quite amazing that someone with a 20 metre running start should be able to propell an object faster than someone standing still.

    Truly incredible.

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    Yes itduzz.

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    Meh, it's a bit different from running in and chucking the ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itduzz View Post
    And running and pitching doesnt help in speed thats y pitchers dont have a run up. Try running and chucking at full speed , I bet u will fall on your face.
    Then there's something wrong with you


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    Quote Originally Posted by itduzz View Post
    And running and pitching doesnt help in speed thats y pitchers dont have a run up. Try running and chucking at full speed , I bet u will fall on your face.
    Yeah, that obviously why javelin thowers stand still when they throw

    Baseball pitchers can move their back foot from a line that on the mound and javelin throwers cant cross the white line.

    Obviously if you gave anyone thowing a run up and a follow through they would generate greater velocity that standing still or stopping dead.
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    He's not like running up and throwing it like a pitcher does

    He's slightly bending his arm...
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itduzz View Post
    And running and pitching doesnt help in speed thats y pitchers dont have a run up. Try running and chucking at full speed , I bet u will fall on your face.

    So it is quite amazing that someone with a 20 metre running start should be able to propell an object faster than someone standing still.
    Ruinning does help speed it gives you rythym.
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    What a strange thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    What a strange thread...
    I know this is a cricket forum why are we talking about baseball

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    Well sometimes comparisons can be useful but this stuff just seems totally random to me.

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    I wonder what the fastest recorded throw was, with a run up and everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Yes itduzz.
    Moreover it helps in accuracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS View Post
    Moreover it helps in accuracy.
    I disagree, by throwing a ball as hard as I can I tend to lose accuracy. Whether that's my own lack of co-ordination or not remains to be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    I disagree, by throwing a ball as hard as I can I tend to lose accuracy. Whether that's my own lack of co-ordination or not remains to be seen.
    Really. Then try bowling it and at furious pace and compare the two for accuracy.

    Forget cricket. In every field of life or sport, where hitting a target by propelling another at it is required, throwing is the preferred way and not bowling except at cricket where it is outlawed.

    Ask someone who has faced chuckers at the top level and they will tell you how deadly accurate they are.

    Suresh Luthra, a Delhi fast bowler of the late sixties and seventies used to chuck occasionally and when he chucked he pitched with deadly accuracy.

    Chuckers bowl the deadliest yorkers and its the accuracy more than the speed that does you in.

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