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

Mayank Yadav has impressed both experts as well as fans with his fiery pace and during Lucknow Super Giants' IPL 2024 match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, he claimed the distinction of bowling the fastest delivery of this year's competition at 156.7 kmph. However, the record came with a slight controversy as earlier in the day, Mumbai Indians fast bowler Gerald Coetzee grabbed headlines for allegedly bowling a 157.4 kmph delivery against Rajasthan Royals. While the news did do the rounds on social media, the official list shown by IPL during LSG's game did not feature Coetzee's record.

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

There was another list that showed the fastest deliveries in the history of the competition and it was topped by Shaun Tait with his 157.7 kmph effort. He was followed by Lockie Ferguson (157.3kph) and Sunrisers Hyderabad's Umran Malik (157kph) and Mayank currently in fourth position.

According to ESPNCricinfo, the speedometer was at fault in reading Coetzee's speed during the RR match and the actual speed of the delivery was actually around 141 kmph.

Following his three-wicket haul against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Mayank Yadav said that Cameron Green's dismissal was special to him among other wickets.
Within just two matches, Mayank has gathered headlines for his sheer pace, touching bowling speeds of 150 kmph-plus consistently.

In a video shared on IPL's official social media handle, Mayank said that the over where he dismissed Green was very aggressive. He revealed

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