Ricky Ponting praises Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar

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Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting gave a high praise of former Pakistani fast bowlers Shaoib Akhtar and Wasim Akram.

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has called out Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar as the best and the speediest fast bowlers he ever faced in his career.

Upon inquiry on twitter by a fan Ponting claimed that Akram and West Indies’ Curtley Ambrose were the best fast bowlers he has ever faced. He also said that Shoaib Akhtar was clearly the fastest.


Ponting clearly respecting Pakistan’s former legends however a very low view of the current cop, signified by his scornful criticism during the current Pak-Australia Test series. The former skipper also mentioned India’s Harbhajan Singh as the bowler who got him out the most number of times.

Ponting elaborated that the “They (Pakistan’s bowlers) have been poor. Their bowling attack is terrible really for a Test attack,” adding that he had not seen a worse bowling attack than this on their shores since a long time.

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