IPL 2024: LSG pacer Mayank Yadav reveals his love for rockets, flight, and speed

Lucknow Super Giants’ debutant Mayank Yadav set a record with the fastest delivery of the IPL 2024 season, clocking 155.8 KMPH against Punjab Kings. Mayank’s outstanding performance earned him the Player-of-the-Match award as Lucknow secured their first win. His aggressive pace and accuracy rattled the opposition, turning the match in Lucknow’s favor.

Mayank’s debut in the IPL was marked by his exceptional pace and talent, with figures of 3 for 27 in four overs. The highlight was his record-breaking 155.8kph delivery, showcasing his ability to dominate the Punjab Kings’ batting lineup. Despite initial nerves, Mayank found his rhythm early on, executing his bowling plans effectively.

Reflecting on his memorable debut, Mayank expressed gratitude for the opportunity and credited his teammates for their support and advice. He mentioned, “I didn’t really think it (my debut) would go that well…everyone said to not take too much pressure, just bowl on the stumps, and use the pace. That’s what I did.”

Mayank surprised everyone with his pace, consistently crossing 145 km/h and eventually hitting 155.8 km/h in the IPL match. His debut wicket of Prabhsimran Singh was a standout moment, showcasing his ability to bowl at high speeds consistently, a rare trait among Indian fast bowlers. Mayank’s performance hinted at the emergence of a new pace king in India.

Mayank’s cricket career highlights his talent, with impressive stats in List-A and T20 matches. He showcased his skills in various domestic tournaments, excelling in bowling and occasional contributions with the bat. Despite setbacks due to injury, Mayank’s determination and raw pace have been recognized by cricketing experts and fans alike.


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