'Aaj kal toh sab 150 phekne lage hai' - Fans react as CSK pacer Matheesha Pathirana hits 150 kph mark in IPL 2023 game vs RR

Matheesha Pathirana of CSK hit the 150 kph mark against Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League 2023 game. Here's more.

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The Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) match that took place on Thursday night at Sawai Mansingh Stadium saw bowler Matheesha Pathirana of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at his most savage. Pathirana didn't claim a victim during his match against Rajasthan Royals (RR), but he still managed to dazzle everyone with his incredible speed and accuracy.


Lasith Malinga is a hero to Pathirana, who is from Sri Lanka. Like Malinga, Pathirana features a singling action and creates pace with a right arm swing. In order to reduce the number of runs scored in the middle overs, Pathirana bowled hitters on RR with toe-crushing yorkers. He reached a speed of 150 kph while doing so.

Matheesha Pathirana's demonstration of fast bowling enthralled the fans, and they could not stop admiring the 20-year-old from the island nation. The best reactions to Pathirana reaching 150 kph can be seen below. Former West Indian pacer Ian Bishop predicted that Pathirana would only grow more dangerous as he matured. According to Bishop, the batters will have a lot of trouble from Pathirana's perfect yorkers, who predicted that as he gets older, he will grow stronger.

RR defeated CSK by 32 runs in IPL 2023


Regarding the game, Rajasthan played outstandingly to start and end the innings. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 77 off 43 balls and hit eight fours and four sixes, giving RR the ideal start. Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler had difficulties, but Jaiswal did the fine work. After a strong beginning, RR seemed to be losing his way once he was outside. Maheesh Theekshana had cleaned up Shimron Hetmyer, so someone in the RR lineup needed to step up and turn up the heat.

It turned out to be Dhruv Jurel, who is becoming RR's top finisher. He scored 34 runs in 15 balls to aid RR's strong finish. Not to be overlooked is Devdutt Padikkal, who added 23 runs off just 13 balls. At Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh stadium, a total above 200 runs was recorded for the first time, scoring 202 for 5. Additionally, it happened to be accomplished in RR's 200th IPL game.

Here's how fans reacted:

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