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Ihsanullah: The boy from Swat in Pakistan who’s hit stardom at the speed of 152.65 kph

Like many Pakistan cricket fairytales, this one too starts with a broken stump. About four years back, it was in the hilly terrain of village Matta in the Swat Valley that an indulgent Mamu was invited to watch his nephew bowl on a well-rolled pitch that had come up on the rocky bank of a cackling river for a tape-ball cricket game. That day, the speed-obsessed nephew ran in like the wind, splintering the wood behind the batsman. It was the moment the family was convinced that their boy was special and needed to be groomed by specialists. The Mamu would convince his father who would decide to take the teenager to Pakistan Cricket Board’s Remote Area talent hunt trial in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mardan city. The journey didn’t go as planned. The two-hour trek between mountains delayed their ...

PSL sensation Ihsanullah’s dream: Taking Virat Kohli’s wicket and bowling faster than Umran Malik

Multan Sultan’s pacer Ihsanullah has set loftier goals after setting the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on fire with his pace. The 20-year-old has bagged 12 wickets in five matches, is eager to bowl faster than India pacer Umran Malik and wants to take Virat Kohli’s wicket in the near future. “Inshallah, koshish karunga. Umran Malik ne jo 157 kph pe ball kiya hai, main koshish karunga uss se upar karunga. Umran Malik se upar karunga, 160 karunga. (God willing, I will try. Umran Malik had recorded 157 kph, I will try to break his record. I will be aiming for the 160kph mark),” the youngster told in an interview. I will break the record of indian pacer Umran Malik and also bowl at 160 kmph It was a pleasure for me to get @imVkohliWicket #Ihsanullah #HBLPSL8