The most successful fast bowlers India has produced are Kapil Dev with 432 wickets in a career spanning around 18 years and Javangal Srinath who got 236 wickets to his name in an 11 year career but these figures are just no match to the fast bowlers of Pakistan with Imran getting 362 wickets, Waqar Younis getting 373 ...
However, a few Indians managed to bowl over 152kph in their heyday. Javagal Srinath is said to have bowled the fastest ball by an India quick. The Karnataka cricketer clocked 149.6kph to become the second-fastest bowler in the 1999 World Cup, only after Shoaib Akhtar.
In an interview recently, Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson said that India does not produce many fast bowlers because the pitches are more suitable for spinners than pacers. While that may be true, there are many other elements which have led to scarcity of pacers in our country.
1: Kapil Dev (1978-1994)
Without question, India's greatest-ever fast bowler, with an unrivalled 434 Test wickets, coupled with 253 ODI scalps too, collected across an outstanding 16-year international career.
How does Pakistan keep producing fast bowlers on an assembly line? Beef, DNA, Imran are often cited as chief reasons. However, as Mohammad Hasnain's story shows, it's down to a nation's obsession, patience and care.
It stems from the fact the heroes for Pakistani youngsters have always been pace bowlers like Imran Khan, Wasim akram. In India batting legends like Gavaskar , Viswanath, Tendulkar found more fans in Indian youngsters.
Wasim Akram is the best Pakistani bowler of all-time, as a result of his proficiency in both Tests and ODI's. He edges out Imran Khan due to his far superior skills and longevity in ODI cricket.
Meet India's fastest bowler who plays for IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Umran Malik is India's fastest bowler who recently caught the attention of former South African cricketer Dale Steyn. Malik is playing for IPL franchise SRH while Steyn coaches the team.
The veteran Indian pacer is said to have bowled the fastest ball by an India quick.
Meet India's fastest bowler, Umran Malik.
Majid Haq, who is Pakistani descent and had played for Scotland is the slowest bowler ever played in the world.
Pandya didn't keep the number 228 behind his jersey for long, and shifted to number 33. India all-rounder Hardik Pandya had sported jersey number 228 when he played against Australia in 2016. It was an early stage of his career and he preferred the number because of a special reason.