Best Catch In IPL History': Cricket Fans Praise Sandeep Sharma For Brilliant Catch During RR Vs MI Thriller

It has been rightly said that catches win matches. This line holds in the game of cricket. There have been many accessions when a couple of catches turned the tables over. The final of the 1983 World Cup is one such event. Here, Kapil Dev picked a difficult catch of Vivian Richards who was steering the West Indies team to an easy win chasing a total of 180. However, Kapil’s catch off the bowling of Madan Lal changed the status quo of the match, and India won the World Cup. 

The situation is no different today. The catch taken by Sandeep Sharma during the Rajasthan Royals versus Mumbai Indians thriller is one such incident. Let’s seek more information about the catch and the match.

Sandeep Sharma News

The cricketer has been known for his outswing bowling. He has pulled his side from a bad position on various occasions. Not just that, he has ensured an easy victory in many matches for his team with his swing bowling. Sandeep Sharma hasn’t made his debut in tests and ODIs but played 116 IPL matches. He took 124 wickets at an impressive average of 27.4. His economy rate stands at 7.86 per over while his best bowling figures are 4 for 20.

In addition to this, Sandeep Sharma played 2 T20 matches for the Indian team against Zimbabwe wherein he picked up a maiden wicket. Besides bowling, Sharma has shown a couple of impressive knocks for his team in the short format of the game. Above all, his fielding has been appealing throughout his career. That’s why he’s considered a full package by his franchisee.

Sandeep Sharma Took the Best Catch 

Fans and experts praise Sandeep Sharma as he grabbed an unusual catch in a match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Both the teams were playing the historic 1,000th match where Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to victory against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a high-scoring match. The RR lost the game but a catch by its player Sandeep drove a lot of attention from the crowd. 

The brilliant catch by Sandeep Sharma came as the MI batsman Suryakumar Yadav tried to pull a shot off the bowling of Trent Boult. Sandeep chased the ball for around 15 metres. He stretched his arms and took a stunning catch. The player was so happy that he kept holding onto the ball for a long time even after falling and sliding on the ground. Even the commentator, Harsha Bhogle wasn’t sure of the catch. He was doubtful and wondered if the ball cleared the fielder or if it was a brilliant, unbelievable catch. 

Once the catch was confirmed, Harsha Bhogle was extremely surprised and expressed his excitement over the stunning catch. He essentially jumped off his chair when explaining his words for the moment. The official Twitter handle of the IPL shared the video of the catch. The video got too much traction on social media with fans expressing their awe about the catch. Some fans even dubbed it as the best catch in IPL history.

Tim David and Suryakumar’s knocks pulled off a beautiful win for Mumbai Indians. They played much better and outsmarted RR in all departments. However, the catch that Sandeep Sharma took was the highlight of the match. The player received heaps of praise, even more than Suryakumar and Tim David who played magnificent innings for Mumbai Indians.

Sandeep Sharma records keep improving with time. Although the bowler is yet to play ODIs and tests, he has proved his worth in the IPL. Let’s hope that Sandeep Sharma gets a chance to play in the national team and makes impressive records in the bowling and fielding departments.

Who is the favourite cricketer of Sandeep Sharma?
The player is fond of Bharat Arun, the former Indian bowler.
What are Sandeep’s hobbies?
The player likes swimming and listening to music.
What is Sandeep’s nickname?
His friends and associates call him Sandy.