IPL history and T20 cricket over the years have seen some brilliant fielding efforts from cricketers around the world.Relay catching was born out of the T20 cricket, superman dives, and the resulting catches are also a by-product of this fast form of cricket but what Kings XI Punjab’s Nicholas Pooran did on Sunday will be scripted separately in the history books of inhuman and outlandish efforts on the cricket field.
In the 8th over of Rajasthan Royals’ batting innings, Sanju Samson smashed one Murugan Ashwin delivery for a sure-shot six but wait! Nicholas Pooran did something so extra-ordinary near the boundary line that even the ‘God of Cricket’ Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t believe his eyes.
Nicholas Pooran made a full-stretched dive in while hanging in the air as he held onto the ball before throwing it back outside the boundary line to save his team a vital six runs.Pooran surely couldn’t help Punjab send back a dangerous-looking Sanju Samson but his effort sent fans, former cricketers, and even film stars into a frenzy.
“This is the best save I have seen in my life.Simply incredible!!,” Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.