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Mayank Yadav Or Gerald Coetzee? Controversy Over IPL 2024’s Fastest Ball – Explained | Cricket News

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Mayank Yadav Or Gerald Coetzee? Controversy Over IPL 2024's Fastest Ball - Explained | Cricket News

Mayank Yadav has impressed pundits and fans alike with his fiery pace and during Lucknow Super Giants’ IPL 2024 match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, he claimed the distinction by bowling the fastest performance of this year’s competition with 156.7 km / u. However, there was some controversy over the record as earlier in the day, Mumbai Indians fast bowler Gerald Coetzee made headlines for allegedly bowling a speed of 157.4 kmph against Rajasthan Royals. Although the news made the rounds on social media, Coetzee’s record was not included in the official list that IPL showed during LSG’s match.

Mayank had earlier claimed the record with a fiery speed of 156.7 kmph during the match against Punjab Kings and on Tuesday, the IPL claimed that the youngster had bettered his own record.

There was another list of the fastest deliveries in the history of the competition and this was topped by Shaun Tait with his 97.7mph effort. He was followed by Lockie Ferguson (157.3 kmph) and Umran Malik of Sunrisers Hyderabad (157 kmph) and Mayank is currently at fourth position.

According to ESPNCricinfo, the speedometer had made an error in reading Coetzee’s speed during the RR match and the actual speed of the delivery was actually around 141 km/h.

After his three-wicket haul against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Mayank Yadav said Cameron Green’s dismissal was special for him, among other wickets.
Within just two matches, Mayank has made headlines for his blazing pace, consistently hitting bowling speeds of over 150 kmph.

In a video shared on IPL’s official social media, Mayank said the spot where he dismissed Green was very aggressive. He revealed that LSG skipper KL Rahul told the pacer to “attack a bit” and use bouncers.

“Green’s wicket was special because I personally like one kind of wicket, which is bowling people out, like any fast bowler. That over was a bit aggressive because I had picked a wicket in the previous over. The captain also told me to take a attack a bit and use the bouncer with my pace,” Mayank said.

He added that his side’s plan was to bowl against the stumps and not give any space to the RCB batters.

“No extra training, I just do things that make me faster and stronger. This was the first time I played on this ground. I had heard that 180 is easy to chase on this ground, but our plan was to hit the stumps keep bowling and don’t give the batters any space,” he added.

During the match against RCB, Yadav picked up three wickets in his four-over spell for just 14 runs. After his remarkable spell, the pacer was named ‘Player of the Match’. The LSG seamer created history at the age of 21 when he became the first bowler in IPL history to win the ‘Player of the Match’ award in their first two matches.

(With ANI inputs)

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