Josh Hazlewood © Getty Images
Josh Hazlewood © Getty Images

Alarm bells rang instantly, when  Australia’s pacer Josh Hazlewood’s delivery was clocked at 164.2 km/h bullet high speed gun in the sixth over of West Indies as compared to his usual speed in 130s in the second Test against West Indies at Melbourne. The Tonk claimed he was the highest to reach the speed after all the fast bowlers Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Jeff Thomson. On reading the news of the high gun speed, all-rounder Dan Christian tweeted, “How’s that radar gun going this year?” After Channel Nine came ahead and rubbished the claims, The Tonk immediately came ahead and said that millions of cameras will capture the speed in hurry due to the holiday season. FULL SCORECARD: Australia vs West Indies, 3rd Test at Sydney

It is not the first time that the speed gun accuracy has gone wrong. New Zealand coach Craig McMillan had challenged Australian pacer Mitchell Starc’s speed 160.4 km/h during the Perth Test. It later prompted Strac to accept the challenge and face McMillan in the nets. Former Pakistan seamer Shoaib AKhtar considers to be the fastest bowler in world cricket and if the speed gun of Hazlewood proven true, Akhtar’s record would have been broken by the Australian pacer today. ALSO READ: Josh Hazlewood thriving on extra responsibilty in Test series against West Indies

After this faulty news came out in media, Wide World on Sports tweeted the same on their account saying, “Hazlewood’s 164.2 km/h ball was a glitch #AUSvWI #WWOS”. Many comments followed worrying if Starc did not face another injury after he heard this impossible news. Australia beat West Indies in the second Test by 177-runs and retains the Frank Worrell Trophy. The tweet from Wide World of Sports as below: