Shaun Tait, born on February 22, 1983, bowled the second faster ball in cricket history. The Australian pacer clocked 161.1 kph (100.10 mph) against England in 2010 at Lord’s. Tait was an almost one-of-a-kind pace merchant, who heightened the effect of raw pace with a slingy action. His thunderbolts instilled fear in the minds of those at the receiving end as they ducked and swayed their way to safety, often copping blows in the process. Tait’s birthday is as good a time as any to watch the speedster operating at his peak.
160.7km/h! 🤯 Happy birthday to the ‘Wild Thing’, Shaun Tait!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 22, 2022