We have seen many brilliant catches in cricket.
For instance, the one taken by Ben Stokes against South Africa during the World Cup. The tiny, bendy, blue thing that you see on the left – yeah, that’s Stokes taking the catch.
It would have been the highlight of his campaign in the tournament but never mind, bigger things happened later.
We have also seen this joint effort by Adelaide Strikers’ Jake Weatherald and Ben Laughlin during Big Bash League, which was as crazy as it gets.
Oh what a fine catch – the best I’ve seen!pic.twitter.com/QC3zM0FRdo— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) January 22, 2018
However, a recent match between Railways and Maharashtra witnessed what is being called the ‘greatest catch in domestic cricket’. Or cricket, in general.
The Railways were playing 156-9 and needed 22 runs from 1 ball to win. Which is practically impossible and so the batsman on crease went for a huge shot that was supposed to be 6. Except, it didn’t turn out to be.
In a brilliant catch, one of the two fielders on the boundary jumped and somehow managed to take the catch.
When he started falling on the other side of the boundary he threw it to another fielder, who did not make any mistake at all in executing the catch to perfection.
HOLY MOLY! 👀 We have a new greatest ever catch…. pic.twitter.com/ty8gHyaIeb— Oli Bell (@olibellracing) September 11, 2019
People all over the world are hailing the catch as the greatest ever and we couldn’t agree more.
I think we have just witnessed the greatest catch ever made. pic.twitter.com/jzNS1hQ7PV— Out of Context Cricket (@OOCCricket_) September 11, 2019
Greatest catch of this generation.— சக மனிதன் (@commonmantalks) September 12, 2019
Surely this is the greatest catch of all time?pic.twitter.com/a7xW7rzlN7— 888sport (@888sport) September 11, 2019
Tbf that is the greatest catch I’ve ever seen 👏👏👏 https://t.co/4kqBmNRUuc— Matt (@tradermatt106) September 11, 2019
At 22 needed off one delivery, this might be the greatest catch that didn’t matter at all pic.twitter.com/Z7izXKSOSh— Adam Blackwell (@AdamJBlackwell) September 11, 2019
Probably the greatest catch ever taken on an Indian field! https://t.co/T9ZHxO5W1c— Manish Pahuja (@Mpahuja03) September 12, 2019