Did Sri Lanka’s Matheesha Pathirana break fastest ball record with 175 kph delivery?

Sri Lanka’s under-19 pacer Matheesha Pathirana’s name has been making the rounds on social media recently for supposedly breaking the fastest delivery record held by legendary Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar, that of 161.3 kph.

On the fifth ball of the fourth over of India’s innings, Pathirana bowled a wayward delivery, which was ultimately given a wide by the umpire.

But the speedometer on the side of the scorecard showed that the delivery was bowled at a speed of 175 kph […] It has left the fans wondering as to whether the Sri Lankan starlet has actually bowled the fastest delivery of the sport or if it is just a glitch on part of the broadcasters…

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