Mayank Yadav breaks his own record for fastest ball of IPL 2024

NEW DELHI: Lucknow Super Giants‘ pacer Mayank Yadav picked up right where he left off, making an immediate impact in the IPL 2024 match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Tuesday.
The new pace sensation Mayank bettered his own record of 155.8 KMPH for the fastest ball of this season, unleashing a 156.7 KMPH delivery against RCB.
The right-arm pacer, who stole the limelight with his match-winning spell of 3/27 on his IPL debut against Punjab Kings, struck in his first over to dismiss Glenn Maxwell.
Mayank then produced an absolute ripper to castle Cameron Green as he got beaten for pace on the outside edge, resulting in the ball crashing into the off stump before racing away to the boundary.
There was no stopping Mayank as he went on to pile misery on RCB with his third of the match in the form of Rajat Patidar. He returned astonishing figures of 3/14 in 4 overs.
Australia’s former fast-bowling star Brett Lee described Mayank as the “talk of the town.”
“First things first, I don’t want to put any extra pressure on him, he is just 21. But he has got great pace and a nice action. I am super impressed with him, and really excited to see how he progresses in the next few months,” Lee, a JioCinema IPL expert, said during a roundtable on Tuesday.
Mayank had played just two List A games before he was picked by LSG ahead of IPL 2022. He did not play a single match in the first season and was ruled out of the next season with a torn hamstring.
After he recovered from the injury, he played for North Zone in the 50-over Deodhar Trophy where he knocked out Rahul Tripathi’s middle stump with a ripper.

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