Clive Lloyd, the former Test Captain of the West Indies team, declares that Thomson was the fastest bowler that he had ever faced or seen. More
Clive Lloyd, the former Test Captain of the West Indies team, declares that Thomson was the fastest bowler that he had ever faced or seen.
Thomson himself believes that with correct measuring cameras and equipments he would be close to 180 km/h.
His incredible speed of deliveries gave very little time to the batsman facing him, and according to Frank Tyson, the batsman has to begin playing a stroke against Jeff Thomson more than .o62 of a second before Thomson releases the ball.
It is really amazing. The batsman who successfully played his deliveries must be commended because they must have had exceptional eyesight and concentration.
It was also reported that when he was at his fastest often his deliveries, after beating the wicket keeper behind the stumps, after one bounce, landed on the sight screen. It must have been a treat to watch such a fast and fearsome bowler.