Facts about Mayank Yadav: LSG speedster who bowled the fastest ball of IPL 2024

Mar 31, 2024

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 recently treated cricket fans to a remarkable display of skill and speed as Mayank Yadav, the dynamic young pace bowler for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), left an indelible mark on cricket history by delivering the fastest ball of IPL 2024. His blazing spell not only captivated cricket enthusiasts and experts but also turned heads with its sheer velocity.

Despite being only 21 years old, Mayank made an immediate impact on his IPL debut, clinching the Player of the Match award for his stellar performance. His impressive spell helped Lucknow Super Giants stage a remarkable turnaround against Punjab Kings (PBKS).

Consistently clocking speeds over 150 kmph, Mayank’s bowling prowess reached its zenith when he recorded the tournament’s fastest delivery at a staggering 155.8 kmph. His remarkable performance not only propelled LSG to victory but also catapulted him into the limelight, earning him accolades from cricketing legends.

All you need to know about Mayank Yadav

Mayank’s meteoric rise to fame has sparked widespread curiosity among fans, eager to learn more about the journey of this young pacer. On that note, let’s take a closer look at the life and accomplishments of this talented fast bowler.

Early beginnings

Mayank Yadav (Image Source: Twitter)

Born on 17 June 2002, Mayank embarked on his cricketing journey as a right-arm quick and adept right-handed batter for Delhi. From a tender age, he showcased an innate passion for the game, honing his skills in the bustling streets and dusty alleys of his hometown. Mayank’s association with Delhi in the domestic cricket circuit not only showcased his prowess in bowling with speed and accuracy but also propelled him from humble beginnings to the illustrious platform of the Indian Premier League, a testament to his unyielding commitment.

Discovery and rise to prominence

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The turning point in Mayank’s career came when former Indian cricketer Vijay Dahiya spotted his prowess during a Vijay Hazare Trophy game. Recognizing Mayank’s potential, Dahiya played a pivotal role in securing him a spot with the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Despite not getting a chance to showcase his skills in the inaugural season of LSG, Mayank continued to hone his craft, excelling in domestic tournaments and catching the attention of cricketing pundits across the country.

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White-ball dominance

Mayank Yadav (Image Source: Twitter)

Mayank Yadav’s rise to prominence was further solidified by his exceptional performances in white-ball cricket for Delhi and North Zone. His standout displays in tournaments like the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy showcased his ability to thrive under pressure and deliver match-winning performances when it mattered the most. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, he picked up 5 wickets in 4 games, while in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he picked 6 wickets in 5 games. With each outing, Mayank’s reputation as a genuine fast-bowling talent continued to soar, paving the way for his eventual breakthrough on the IPL stage.

IPL debut and record-breaking feat

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The IPL 2024 season marked Mayank’s grand entrance onto the big stage. Making his debut against Punjab Kings, Mayank left spectators awe-struck with his blistering pace, consistently clocking over 150 kmph. However, it was his lightning-fast delivery, recorded at 155.8 kmph, that catapulted him into the spotlight, making him the talk of the town and the toast of cricketing circles. Mayank’s record-breaking feat not only earned him accolades but also cemented his status as one of the most exciting talents to watch out for in Indian cricket.

𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿 goes 🔥

𝟭𝟱𝟱.𝟴 𝗸𝗺𝘀/𝗵𝗿 by Mayank Yadav 🥵

Relishing the raw and exciting pace of the debutant who now has 2️⃣ wickets to his name 🫡#PBKS require 71 from 36 delivers

Watch the match LIVE on @JioCinema and @StarSportsIndia 💻📱#TATAIPL |… pic.twitter.com/rELovBTYMz

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 30, 2024

Praise from legends

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Mayank’s performance in the IPL didn’t just impress fans and pundits but also garnered praise from some of cricket’s most revered figures. His idol, Dale Steyn, lauded his prowess, while stalwarts like Irfan Pathan and Brett Lee also joined in to appreciate the young speedster’s talent. Their words of encouragement served as a validation of Mayank’s hard work and dedication, further fueling his determination to excel at the highest level.

155,8 KPH

Mayank Yadav where have you been hiding!

— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) March 30, 2024

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