In the opening match of the Twenty20 International between India and England Women, the Indian team lost the match.
But Harleen Deol's spectacular catch won everyone over.
Yes, a video of Harleen Deol diving in the air to stop a possible boundary and catch the ball surfaced on social media, shared by the Twitter account of England Cricket:
And soon went viral. From Anand Mahindra to VVS Laxman, people are hailing it as one of the best catches in cricket history:
Nope. Not possible. Couldn’t have happened. Must be some special effects trick. What? It was real? Ok, move over Gal Gadot; the real WonderWoman is here... pic.twitter.com/Cr9STZrVnW— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 10, 2021
As good a catch one will ever see on a cricket field, from Harleen Deol. Absolutely top class. https://t.co/CKmB3uZ7OH— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 10, 2021
Better than any fielding I have seen. Would rate it better than Jadeja's catch of Neil Wagner, would rate it better than Ben Stokes catch of I don't remember who, would rate it better than what Samson did on the boundary, would rate it better than Mayank's save against Pollard.— Ricky talks cricket (@CricRicky) July 9, 2021
Very, very well played! @imharleenDeol I've been watching cricket since the early 90s and that is the most outrageous and brilliant catch I have ever seen! Stunning!— Paul B (@thewibblyone) July 9, 2021
Smriti Mandhana during the Odi series n Harleen Deol now, the standard of fielding in Indian women's cricket has reached to an all-time high! May the graph keep on improving n hoping we lift the WC trophy coming up in a few months time!— Tejas Pujare (@TejasPujare7) July 10, 2021
What a fantastic catch!!!!— Sariful Mollah. (@SarifulMollah4) July 10, 2021
Now that's some excellent fielding indeed!