What is fast bowling without aggression!
These days it’s a rare sight. Except few, not many fast men exhibit aggression, which would add spice to the contest.
On the field, at present, hostile characters are more seen rather than hostile bowling.
The Indian pacer Sreesanth is an erratic character and an antic loving personality. He has aggression but his bowling has been undisciplined so far. He is mostly famous for his comical antics on the field and ill-behaves towards the batsmen. But a bit more focus on his bowling could have made him an exciting fast bowler to watch.
On the morning of the 4th day of the Durban Test, Sreesanth seemed to be more focused on his bowling rather than his antics and waywardness. In the second ball of the 34th over, he produced a gem of a delivery to one of the best batsmen of modern-day cricket, Jacques Kallis.
The ball bounced at Kallis from short of a length and rose so sharply and then jagged back into him so viciously that Kallis wasn’t able to avoid it. He jumped and then arched back in an attempt to get out of the way. But the ripper of a delivery hit Kallis’ gloves and went into the safe hands of the gully fielder, Virender Sehwag.
What an exhibition of hostile fast bowling!
This delivery is a part of Indian cricket folklore.