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IND vs NZ: Sanju Samson’s flying save starts meme fest online

As the clip went viral, his flying save became a talking point online, with many comparing him to a broom-flying wizard and Superman.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 3, 2020 6:18:13 pm
sanju samson, india vs new zealand, Sanju samson dive, sanju samson dive catch, india vs new zealand 5th t20I, cricket news, viral news, cricket memes, indian express Sanju Samson saved crucial four runs by diving across the boundary ropes during the 5th T20I against New Zealand.

Indian wicket-keeper-batsman Sanju Samson may not have won hearts with his batting skills on Sunday during the final T20I match against New Zealand but his gravity-defying fielding skills got fans got talking online. As India defeated the Kiwis at the Bay Oval, winning the series 5-0, one of the top highlights of the game was Samson’s terrific effort at the fence to save a six.

In the final delivery of the eighth over by Shardul Thakur, Samson saved four crucial runs for his side as he jumped across the boundary rope and also showcased great presence of mind by releasing the ball mid-air to save it from becoming a six.

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Later in the day, the Kiwis only lost the game by a narrow margin of just seven runs and fans couldn’t stop talking about it.

As the clip went viral, his flying save became a talking point online, with many comparing him to a broom-flying wizard and Superman. As many photoshopped his image and gave hilarious twists, others turned it to memes.

Sample these:

Samson failed to prove his mettle with the bat once again as he was dismissed by Scott Kuggeleijn for 2 off 5 balls. This was the second time Samson was included in the playing XI. He had scored 8 off 5 balls in the first match.

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