The cricket fraternity has witnessed fast bowlers delivering lethal deliveries to batsmen in the modern era. It is actually tough to play against pacers because they bowl unplayable deliveries.
Most of the balls are unpredictable. This is precisely the reason why batsmen take a hit on their body at times. Be it a deadly bouncer or a waist-high full toss, bowlers have often frightened the batsmen with sheer pace.
Case in point, Pakistan are currently in Zimbabwe for a brief tour comprising 2 Tests and 3 T20Is. The Test and the T20I series are originally scheduled at Harare Sports Club, Harare.
Pakistan already won the first match of the three-match T20I series by 11 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Currently, Babar Azam’s team are locking horns with Zimbabwe in the second T20I match.
Meanwhile, Arshad Iqbal made his T20I debut in the ongoing fixture against Zimbabwe. Ahead of the game, he received his debut cap from senior cricketer Mohammad Hafeez.
The veteran wished him good luck just before the game. The 20-year-old youngster took the cricket fraternity by storm with an impeccable bowling spell against the hosts. He bowled his full quota of 4 overs where he took 1 wicket to his name, conceding just 16 runs.
Iqbal breaks Zimbabwe batsman helmet into pieces
The young pacer grabbed the headlines when he bowled a deadly delivery to Tinashe Kamunhukamwe. The delivery was so lethal that it went on to hit the batsman’s helmet. The worst part was that Tinashe’s helmet broke into pieces. The cricket fraternity has never seen such an instance before.
The right-arm fast bowler might have probably hit the seam to counter the batsman. As it turned out, he beat the batsman with sheer pace as the ball smashed his helmet. “It’s a miracle that Tinashe Kamunhukamwe was OK to carry on after being struck in the side of the head – even his helmet couldn’t survive the blow!” a Twitter handle captioned the video along with a caption.
Watch the video below:
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