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IPL 2024 | 'India Has Found Its...': World's Fastest Bowler Huge Praise for LSG's Mayank Yadav

Mayank Yadav had the cricketing community in awe of his pace (iplt20.com)Mayank Yadav had the cricketing community in awe of his pace (iplt20.com)

In the high-voltage environment of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024), where stars are born under the glittering lights of global attention, Lucknow Super Giants' latest prodigy, Mayank Yadav, has set the cricketing stage ablaze.

In a debut that read like a dream, the 21-year-old pace sensation stormed into the limelight during Saturday's IPL 2024 clash against Punjab Kings, marking his arrival with a performance that made waves across the cricketing fraternity.

Brett Lee hails Mayank Yadav as India's fastest bowler

Mayank Yadav, another diamond unearthed in the fertile grounds of the IPL, showcased a fearsome pace, clocking over 150 kmph consistently. 

His masterpiece came in the form of a jaw-dropping 155.8 kmph delivery that had PBKS captain Shikhar Dhawan struggling, highlighting a display of speed and precision that left spectators and pundits alike in awe.

The echoes of Yadav's thunderous debut reached the ears of former Australian speedster Brett Lee, known during his heyday for his own lightning pace. Lee, impressed by the young Indian's raw speed and talent, took to Twitter to laud Yadav.

"India has just found its fastest bowler. Mayank Yadav! Raw pace. Very impressive", wrote Brett Lee.

Brett Lee impressed with LSG sensation Mayank Yadav's paceBrett Lee impressed with LSG sensation Mayank Yadav's pace

This accolade from one of cricket's fastest bowlers is proof of Yadav's impactful entrance into the IPL arena.

Meanwhile, the young pacer's debut was nothing short of spectacular, earning him the 'Player of the Match' honours for his critical role in Lucknow Super Giants' victory.

Yadav's sensational performance, which included the scalps of Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, and Jitesh Sharma, was instrumental in LSG defending a total of 199, as they contained PBKS to 178. With figures of 3-27 in his four-over spell, Yadav's debut was a masterclass in pace bowling, guiding his team to their first win of the season.

Having been snapped up by the Lucknow Super Giants at the base price in the 2022 auction, only to be sidelined by an injury, Yadav's explosive debut marks a stunning return to the stage he was destined to shine on.

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