Wriddhiman Saha, the wicketkeeper for Kings XI Punjab, displayed brilliance on the field against the Royal Challengers Bangalore as he made an excellent dive to send back Mandeep Singh. Mandeep and AB de Villiers were playing slow and steady innings after three quick wickets in the Powerplay overs.
Off the first ball of the 14th over, Varun Aaron pitched in a short delivery at Mandeep which he tried to pull and ended up top-edging it. The ball soared high up in the air. Saha, ran almost three-fourths of the distance between his standing position and the boundary and had to dive forward at the last moment.
He showed high-quality athleticism and Mandeep Singh had to take the long walk back. The Twitter community was quite impressed and Saha was appreciated for his efforts.
Here is the video clip of the catch.
— wriddhiman saha (@Wriddhipops) April 10, 2017
— IPL Tweets 2017 (@ipltweets_2017) April 10, 2017
What a catch by Saha!
He is a fine keeper.#IPL2017
— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) April 10, 2017
Absolute beauty https://t.co/oGZFfLE4WQ
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 10, 2017
— AB de PunK (@punk_hardik) April 10, 2017
— Prabhu ???? (@Cricprabhu) April 10, 2017
The RCB batsman Mandeep miscued a shot of a short delivery and it seemed the ball would land in no man's land. https://t.co/zUbhq849Hw
— News18 (@CNNnews18) April 11, 2017
— Adarsh Jaiswal (@adarshtheguru) April 10, 2017
— Cricket (@ICCSports_Live) April 10, 2017
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