Ashes 2017: Wasim Akram feels nostalgic after watching Mitchell Starc's delivery to Viince

Mitchell Starc bowled the best delivery of this Ashes.

Mitchell Starc | AFP

Mitchell Starc left everyone mouth-opened on the fourth day of third Ashes Test. The Aussie pacer knocked down the off stump of English batsman James Vince in a flash. The delivery was so good that New Zeland cricketer Jimmy Neesham claimed it would have dismissed all the batsmen around the world.

While Michael Vaughan and Shane Warne already called it 'the ball of the 21st century', Wasim Akram, one of the best left-arm pacer of his time got nostalgic after watching the dismissal.

In the 30th over of England’s innings which was already looking a bit shaky, Starc gave them a scare after he dismissed the well-set Vince on 55. The left-arm pacer came from round the stumps, got the ball to pitch on middle stump, before seaming away late past a set Vince’s bat to rattle the stumps. 

Akram, praising the delivery said, “That’s called a JAFFA! What a delivery Starc you reminded me of my bowling days and I enjoyed it to the hilt! You made left armers proud!” 


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 18 Dec, 2017

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