Kings XI Punjab’s Nicholas Pooran displayed an unbelievable piece of fielding during their Indian Premier League match against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, 27 September.
Samson had smashed a delivery off M Ashwin across the ground when Pooran – stationed at the boundary – stretched completely over it to catch the ball. Before he could touch the ground, the West Indies cricketer managed to flick it to safety, hence complete a stunning save.
The West Indies cricketer received high praise for his fielding, with legend Sachin Tendulkar calling it “the best save I have seen in my life”.
Gravity naamak cheez hi bhula di. Aisa kaise.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 27, 2020
Defied Gravity, Pooran. What a save. pic.twitter.com/1HReADpmVh
That is just an insaaaaaaaane effort from Pooran. It defied gravity and any concept of core stability you may have #KXIPvsRR— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) September 27, 2020
Pooran has just produced one of the greatest fielding saves I have ever seen. That was almost two yards over the rope and to pull it back....Wow! Where is this standard of fielding going to take us next....— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 27, 2020
Unbelievable by Nicholas Pooran! Acrobatic effort over to take catch, realises won’t complete it, hurls ball back into play even as he falls. Amazing fielding standards, So different from time I started covering cricket in 1979 when just fielding cleanly in the deep drew applause— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 27, 2020
Rahul Tewatia's five sixes off the 18th over bowled by Sheldon Cottrell coupled with Sanju Samson's 85 off 42 balls helped Rajasthan Royals overhaul a target of 224 set by Kings XI Punjab on Sunday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. RR won the match by four wickets and thus broke the record for the highest successful run chase in the IPL history.
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