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‘My aim is to play for India as much as possible’ – Mayank Yadav opens up after back-to-back match-winning shows

'My aim is to play for India as much as possible' - Mayank Yadav opens up after back-to-back match-winning shows

Mayank Yadav. (Source – IPL)

In a riveting display of explosive speed and unwavering determination, Mayank Yadav, the lightning-fast fast bowler for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), continues to shine on the IPL 2024 stage. Following his exceptional showing against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), where he clinched his second consecutive Player of the Match award, Yadav remains resolute in his quest for personal excellence and team success.

Yadav emphasized that while winning two Player of the Match awards is satisfying, the team’s victories are what truly count, underscoring his commitment to collective success over personal accolades. Expressing his ambitions to represent India at the international level, Yadav stressed that his journey is just beginning, with his ultimate goal firmly in sight.

Recalling his standout moment in the recent clash with RCB, Yadav pinpointed the dismissal of Cameron Green as his favorite wicket, underscoring the intricate demands of bowling at blistering speeds. He highlighted the significance of a disciplined lifestyle, encompassing elements such as diet, rest, and training, essential for excelling in the art of fast bowling.

“I feel very good, winning two POTM awards, but I am happier that we won both the matches. My aim is to play for India as much as possible. So I feel this is just the start and my main goal is what I am focussed on. [Favourite wicket?] Cameron Green’s. I think to bowl at this speed, a lot of things are important. Diet, sleep, training. If you bowl fast, you have to be perfect in a lot of things. So right now I focus a lot on my diet and recovery,” Mayank Yadav said after winning the Man of the Match against RCB, as quoted by India Today.

Also Read: RCB vs LSG: Lucknow’s pace sensation Mayank Yadav clocks IPL 2024’s fastest ball at 156.7 kmph

Yadav’s scorching spell against RCB left spectators spellbound as he consistently touched speeds exceeding 150kmph, reaching an astonishing peak of 156.7. His relentless pace proved too much for RCB’s top order, with both openers and key middle-order batters succumbing to his onslaught.

Despite some resistance from RCB’s batters, Yadav’s ability to sustain pressure and claim crucial wickets at pivotal moments proved pivotal in LSG’s resounding triumph. With an impressive tally of 16 dot balls and figures of three for 14, Yadav emerged as a formidable presence, playing a vital role in securing Lucknow’s victory.

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