grant wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:11 pm
sloandog wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:37 am
ZIMDOGGY wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:44 am
I think you’re confusing Blessing with Kagosi Rabada.
I'm finding this really amusing, how so many people are getting sucked into the Muzarabani myth. The guy was a 79-83Mph type bowler, who could bend his back when he wasn't sulking on the boundary and in fairness did clock up to 87mph in the pink ball test against SA. But if anyone watched the entire game like I did you'll have noticed his pace was consistently
You're making him sound like Charlton Tshuma. Even Tiripano bowls 79-83 mph in ODIs. He was quicker in the limited overs stuff. He wasn't genuinely quick, but he was quicker than everyone else we had. I remember watching him bowl in that Tri-series in Bangladesh. He was mostly around the 135 kph mark, but did bowl many deliveries in the late 130s and early 140s as well. We all know that's "fast-medium" at best, not "fast", but we don't have a single bowler who's even as quick as him. He was very raw skills-wise and it was his pace and bounce that mostly got him wickets.
I honestly am not sure what game you were watching. Every time I tuned in he was late 120s and early 130s.
More often, if I can’t watch a game I’ll read the comments here and on cricinfo intensely.
My memory is a lot of people here being disappointed with Blessings speed. A few more saying so guy that tall should be quicker’ and I remember I backed him up saying height doesn’t translate to speed etc. a fair bit of disappointment at his speeds and people wishing he would fire up a bit.
But to be fair, I do recall once or twice he may have touched 140.
Do you honestly think Sloandog would not have popped up online if he was cracking 145? Guys a magnet to that. He would know.
If Sloandog ever got lost all you’d need to do is go down to a local net and get someone bowling 145, and he will emerge from the trees. He won’t know how he got there either, but he will be there, drawn to the speed.