ISLAMABAD: Pakistani pacer Ihsanullah is preparing to launch a missile from his right hand instead of throwing a ball to set the record for the fastest delivery in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL 8).

“I so far have bowled the fastest ball in this year’s PSL, clocking it at 152.7kmph. I intend to lift the bar even higher, Allah willing. “I’m going to hit 160kph,” Ihasnullah told Arab News.

In response to a question, Ihsanullah stated that no batsman presented a threat to him since he always followed the coaches’ and management’s plan.

“The ability to bowl quickly is a gift. “You can’t learn to bowl fast no matter how hard you train,” he stated.

He stated that when he first began playing in the PSL [7], he could bowl at a speed of 139kmph, but with the assistance of coaches, he was able to deliver the goods faster.

“I worked on my bowling for six days with the coach and the increased velocity as a result of that hard effort,” he explained, adding, “I am touching 150kmph in every match right now.”

In the PSL 8, the Multan Sultans’ fast bowler just recorded a 152.7kmph delivery.

He also bowled the fastest four-over stint in PSL history, averaging 144.37kph in the Sultans’ match against the Gladiators on February 15. Haris Rauf achieved the previous fastest spell record of 144.16kph against Peshawar Zalmi in the previous PSL.

Ihsanullah is also this year’s leading wicket-taker in the PSL, but he wants more.

Last month, the rising star stated that he aspired to be the best bowler in the ongoing eighth season of the PSL.

Ihsanullah stated in an interview with “My goal is to be the best bowler in the PSL. Multan Sultans would undoubtedly be champions under my leadership.”

When asked about his favourite wicket in the tournament so far, he said: “I’ve got two. One belongs to Jason Roy, and the other to Babar bhai [Babar Azam]. As you know, Babar is the world’s best batsman, so capturing his wickets makes you delighted.”

The pacer, who is from Swat, also discussed his success thus far, noting that he worked hard prior to the tournament and that it is finally paying off.

Ihsanullah stated that his favourite bowler is former great fast bowler Waqar Younis, and that he assisted him in correcting his run-up and wrist stance.

“I shall represent Pakistan if God so chooses. I’m doing my best, and the rest is up to the coaching.”