Confusion at its peak! Who bowls the fastest delivery of IPL 2024 – Mayank Yadav or Gerald Coetzee? | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Mayank Yadav‘s IPL debut has been nothing short of a dream with the young Lucknow Super Giants pacer clinching back-to-back Player of the Match awards.
The right-arm pacer Mayank stole the limelight with his match-winning spell of 3/27 on his debut against Punjab Kings before his scorching spell of 3/14 helped LSG register a 28-run victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru.
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The 21-year-old’s searing pace has become the talk of the town as he also bettered his own record of 155.8 kph for the fastest ball of this season, unleashing a 156.7 kph delivery against RCB.
However, after Mayank’s feat the dilemma unfolded surrounding the fastest speed of bowlers in the IPL 2024. Mumbai Indians fast bowler Gerald Coetzee shot to prominence after supposedly clocking a staggering 157.4kph that saw him take the top position in the list for the fastest deliveries of the season.
But what baffled everyone following Mayank’s 156.7 KMPH delivery was the sudden disappearance of Coetzee’s name from the updated list.
Unexpectedly, Mayank got back to the top of the speed charts, surpassing Coetzee and securing fourth place overall. A graphic from the IPL, shared on their official X account, notably omitted Coetzee’s name.
The confusion escalated further when a graphic displayed during the LSG-RCB match depicted Coetzee occupying the third position in the season, with a recorded speed of 152.3kph.
The confusion did not seem to end here as the graphic showed that Coetzee’s delivery was bowled against a team that MI yet to play in this season.
The delivery is indicated to have been recorded against the ‘Kings,’ although Mumbai have not played against either the Punjab Kings or the Chennai Super Kings in the current season.
In their coverage of MI’s match against the Royals, ESPNCricinfo mentioned that there was an issue with the speedometer regarding Coetzee’s speed reading, noting that the actual speed of his delivery in the game was “around 141kph.”

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