A really good piece on cricinfo today. Absolutely loved it
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Kind of reminds me of the time when I used to play street cricket in Pakistan with a taped tennis ball. Even then some of the bowlers who were lightning quick could give you a thought or two about getting hit. I always wonder what it would be to facing somebody like Akhtar or Lee at full throttle.
This article also kind of sums up why the likes of Viv Richards are so special. Facing up to all those express bowlers, looking them in the eye, and not flinching.
So folks, has there been a time in your life where you really feared for preservation of self while facing a quick bowler?