Every moment counts in the game of cricket, and sometimes the nuances of players on the field can make for a lovely sight. Something similar happened in the 81st over of the first Test between India and Australia. Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha stuck out one hand and pulled off a Superman catch right at the middle of the stadium. Unbelievably (and phenomenally), the wicketkeeper flew (literally) and caught hold of the ball right in the middle of thin air!
As people’s hearts skipped a beat, his dramatic catch dismissed Steve O’keefe off the bowling of Umesh Yadav. Not only did he prove himself as one of the best wicketkeepers India has ever had, he stumped most of the onlookers. Even Virat Kohli couldn’t contain his surprise, and his expressions said it all.
The Bengal glovesman replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he retired in 2014 and has been a saving grace for the team behind the stumps. Not just the Indian team, but the spectators sitting in the scorching sun lauded Saha for the stunning catch.
Watch how he took the catch here:
Twitter has been buzzing with cool memes after his flying act. Check out the tweets here:
— M A N I S H A (@DiscoverManisha) February 23, 2017
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) February 23, 2017
What a catch!!!! By wriddhi(super)man saha #wriddhimansaha
— Sujin (@sujin78546) February 23, 2017
— Raj Shekhar (@Razshekhar) February 23, 2017
We had superman, spiderman, batman and after today we have Wriddhiman….what a catch #WriddhimanSaha take a bow
— Anirban (@buzzingmind) February 23, 2017
— Palash Banerjee (@pabsishere) February 23, 2017
— Hemesh Shah (@amhemesh) February 23, 2017
— Anirudh Sridharan (@anirudh990) February 23, 2017
— Debarati Majumder (@debarati_m) February 23, 2017
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