A very strange incident happened in CSA T20 Challenge when a South African bowled a delivery at 173.8 km/h. Not entirely true, but a little technical glitch has enabled David Wiese to clocked a speed of 173.8 km/h in the group game of the CSA T20 challenge between Knights and Titans.
On the last ball of the third over, David Wiese bowled a delivery which was around about his usual speed i.e. in the mid 130s, but the scoreboard read 173.8 km/h. The idiosyncratic nature of the speed-o-meter ensured David Wiese got into the news and he himself was particularly excited about a fact that he finally will be treated like a fast bowler.
David Wiese also tweeted on this: “So does this officially make me a fast bowler. Must be all those long hours at gym”
— David Wiese (@David_Wiese) November 19, 2016
This is not the first time that a speed gun glitch wrongly recorded the speed of a bowler’s delivery. Earlier this year, South Africa paceman Morne Morkel’s ball was recorded to be a little faster than Wiese’s due to a technical glitch – 173.9 kmph.