Speedometer Error Shows Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowls at 208 kmph, Twitter Baffles

Speedometer Error Shows Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowls at 208 kmph, Twitter Baffles

India played their first match of the Ireland tour yesterday, 26th June at The Village Stadium in Dublin. Both will play a two-match T20I series in Dublin. India has won all their games against Ireland in their previous tours. Hardik Pandya led the team to their victory as the captain of the Indian team in the first match.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The game was delayed due to rain and the match was shortened to twelve overs instead of the usual twenty. India won the toss and chose to bowl first due to rain wetting the pitch. Bhuvneshwar Kumar started the game for India after bowling the first over. He took the wicket of Irish captain Andrew Balbirnie in the last ball of the first over. Kumar didn’t let the captain score a single run and dismissed him in three-balls. 

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowls at 208 kmph

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling, fans noticed an unusual number on the screen. The number displayed the speed of the ball was 201 kmph. Fans were shocked as it was a new world record for Cricket all over the world. Shoaib Malik, a Pakistani pacer holds the record for decades as the fastest ball bowled at the speed of 161 kmph.  The speedometer showed another error where it showed a pace of 208 kmph. The record wasn’t stated as it was due to some irregularities in the speedometer.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“Yes, I did enjoy bowling. There was a bit of swing with the new ball. It was much better to bat after 4-5 overs. Doesn’t matter what format it is, if you get these kinds of wickets it is always good to bowl Test-match line and length,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar said after defeating Ireland by seven wickets.

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Speedometer Error Shows Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowls at 208 kmph, Twitter Baffles

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Twitter reacted to this faulty or real moment in its ways. Fans asked Who Shoaib Malik? Who Umran Malik? While several questioned the faulty speedometer at the game.

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