Pathan’s state-mate Jasprit Bumrah comes close on the list, with a delivery that clocked 153.26kph during the first Test match against Australia in 2018. He ended the series as the joint highest wicket-taker with 21 scalps, which helped India win their first -ever series Down Under.
Mohammed Shami, who has cut down on his pace a tad for accuracy, had recorded 153.3kph during the third Test match against Australia in Melbourne in 2015. He ended the series with 15 wickets, the fastest from India.
5. Notable mentions
While the four aforementioned players apart from Umran lead the charts amongst Indians, there a host of other bowlers are barely behind.
Navdeep Saini’s delivery of 152.85kph during the 2019 edition of the India Premier League was the fastest ball in the IPL by an Indian, till Umran broke the record, while Ishant Sharma had sent down a 152.6kph ball while playing against Australia in the CB series way back in 2008. Four years later, Umesh Yadav bowled at a speed of 152.5kph against Sri Lanka in Brisbane, and Varun Aaron also clocked the same speed against the same rivals in 2014 to ensure his name finds a spot in the list of fastest bowlers from India.
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