Moeen Ali reveals the fastest bowler he ever faced
Almost every top cricketer in his era must have given big compliments to the opposition players or his own teammates for dwelling on successful stint. For example, Virender Sehwag in his era said, Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest batsman in the world. Likewise, going by the current generation, England all-rounder Moeen Ali disclosed the fastest bowler he has ever faced in his cricketing career.
Surprisingly, it is not Dale Steyn or Shaun Tait in Ali’s viewing angle but his own teammate Jofra Archer, without any second thoughts. How good was this compliment! Archer would forever be grateful for this which will only boost his morale. Archer is someone who makes no fuss about his bowling rhythm as he goes about his business with a view to toppling the batsmen.
His determination to succeed and his will power to pick up lessons on the go helped him earn a place in the England cricket team and for him, this is a perfect success story.
“Jofra is amazing,” Ali starts off with a big compliment. He then went on to lavish praises on him, adding that he is the fastest bowler he has ever faced. According to Ali, Archer is a clear-cut match-winner.
“He just makes good batters do different things, that pace he has is incredible. He is the fastest I have ever faced. It is unbelievable. He gives us that something else, he can win you games even if he goes for a few runs,” said Ali.
“Knowing you have him on your side makes a big difference.”
Archer is bowling with confidence
Archer showcased his mettle at the World Cup tournament opener against South Africa on Thursday, where with speeds of 94 mph was much more of a threat to the opposition where he dismissed Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen as he finished with stellar bowling figures of 3/27 on his World Cup debut.
In the process, little did Archer know he would trouble the batsman too early. His lethal sharp bouncer hit opener Hashim Amla on the head which forced him to retire hurt.