Sultan of Swing .... as we all know is Wasim Akram!!!!!!!
Ever wonder who developed swing ball ?????
Name's John Barton King AKA Bart King. What's more surprising is that he was
AMERICAN CRICKET PLAYER!!!!!
You read it right, American cricket player.
Bart King (October 19, 1873 – October 17, 1965) was an American cricketer, active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. King was part of the Philadelphia team that played from the end of the 19th century until the outbreak of World War I. This period of cricket in the United States was dominated by "gentlemen cricketers"—men of independent wealth who did not need to work. King, an amateur from amiddle-class family, was able to devote time to cricket thanks to a job set up by his teammates. Sir Pelham Warner described Bart King as one of the finest bowlers of all time, and Donald Bradman called him "America's greatest cricketing son".
He dismissed batsmen with his unique delivery, which he called the "angler", and helped develop the art of swing bowling in the sport.
Here's the track record of the greatest Cricket player America ever produced
To read in detail about this player, please go to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_King
Well.......... Having said and done about today's birthday boy, let us have a word about swing bowling. It not only requires specific cricketing skill, but also mastery over physics and aerodynamics. Don't believe it ???? Read it for yourself via these links;(One's proven by Indian NASA scientist)
So if you can swing a ball and excuse for being poor in physics or aerodynamics, think again; just from another perspective.......
And to end the note......remembering the nobelprize winner and Padma vibhushan on his birthday; Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.
Didn't ring a bell ??? May be Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman will. Find the connection in this link: