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‘Where have you been hiding!’: Legends praise Mayank Yadav


NEW DELHI: In a stunning display of speed and skill, 21-year-old

Mayank Yadav

has announced himself as India’s latest fast bowling sensation during the

IPL 2024

season, leaving cricket enthusiasts in awe with his fiery deliveries.
Yadav’s sensational performance on the field has not only garnered attention but also drawn high praise from cricketing legends.

Yadav, Lucknow Super Giants pacer, achieved a remarkable feat of bowling the fastest delivery of the season, clocking an astonishing speed of 155.8 km/h against Punjab Kings in Lucknow. This lightning-fast delivery catapulted him into the record books, placing him among the elite ranks of IPL’s fastest bowlers.

Brett Lee

, the former Australian quick, hailed Yadav’s raw pace, declaring him as India’s newest speedster. “India has just found its

fastest bowler

. Mayank Yadav, Raw pace. Very impressive,” read Lee’s commendation.

The cricketing fraternity echoed Lee’s sentiments, with

Dale Steyn

expressing his astonishment on social media, exclaiming, “155.8 KPH. Mayank Yadav, where have you been hiding!”


Kevin Pietersen

marveled at Yadav’s express pace, highlighting him as a “fast fast fast fast fast bowler!!!!!”

Yadav’s scintillating debut for Lucknow Super Giants further solidified his reputation as a force to be reckoned with. In his maiden IPL appearance, he delivered a stellar performance, finishing with figures of 3/27 and clinching the prestigious Player of the Match award as his team secured a convincing victory over Punjab Kings.
Despite facing setbacks, including missing the previous IPL season due to injury, Yadav’s triumphant return to the cricketing arena has been nothing short of spectacular. His electrifying debut performance has not only captured the imagination of fans but also highlighted his immense talent and determination to succeed at the highest level.

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