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Ishant Sharma and Navdeep Saini asked me to play around my speed: Mayank Yadav

Mayank Yadav. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

The Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) became the first team to bowl their opponents out in the IPL 2024, as they defeated the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) by 28 runs, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on April 2. Lucknow’s 182-run target stood strong as RCB lost all their wickets after putting up 153 runs on the scoreboard. JioCinema IPL expert Eoin Morgan discussed the incredible rise of speedster Mayank Yadav (3/14), who also spoke exclusively on Match Centre Live.

Mayank Yadav on whether he cares about breaking speed records – “My attention isn’t on speed as much as it is on taking wickets and contributing to the team by taking wickets. However, it’s always in the back of my mind that when I am bowling deliveries, I need to put pace behind them. After a match, I always ask people what the highest speed was but during the match, I am only focused on my bowling.”

Also read: IPL 2024: Faf du Plessis impressed with Mayank Yadav’s control and discipline

Yadav also discussed if anyone ever told him to sacrifice pace for accuracy – “No, not really. All the bowlers I spoke to in Delhi, Ishant (Sharma) bhai and (Navdeep) Saini bhai, they all told me that if I wanted to try anything new, I should play around my speed. If I want to add a new skill, it should be around my speed and that I don’t need to add any skills that could compromise my speed.”  

Also read: IPL 2024:: Lucknow’s pace sensation Mayank Yadav clocks IPL 2024’s fastest ball at 156.7 kmph

Eoin Morgan on Mayank Yadav’s 156.7 kmph delivery to Cameron Green – “We built him up and he delivered, that ball in particular. Not only the pace but the accuracy in that, to cash in on a mistake that an experienced young batter, an international player, has made today, yet again. It’s hard to think he’s added more to his stock, but he definitely has.” 

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