Best catches in IPL history: The Indian Premier League (IPL) has deposed many records in its 13-year-old history. Moving into its 14th year shortly, the world’s money-richest league has expanded popularity making an excessive amount of cash every year. The inaugural version of the league was contested in 2008. We have seen the rise and fall of all teams with the inclusions of the new teams staying in the edition for a limited time.
It has become the world’s cash-rich and most popular T20 league crosswise the earth. Plenty of spectators seek to watch the IPL matches on their Televisions and many join from the stadiums as well. The number of teams per season has not extended ten yet as we saw ten teams in IPL 2011, whereas nine teams were part of IPL 12.
Reputably, the edition of the two teams by IPL 2022 is speculated and the system to auction them is hopeful to take place this May. It was anticipated that the two teams will be added by IPL 2021 but the current teams rejected having a shorter period to prepare for the mega-auction.
Since 2008, everyone has witnessed many record-breaking matches and progress of individuals. There were nail-biting and enchanting conclusions of the games from each season.
Many top-class players join the league every year, presenting different franchises. Since 2008, we have seen many registered records coming in the way either by the locals or by the internationals.
Several fielders, bowlers, and batters have listed stylish and breathtaking records uniquely emerging till yet. If we discuss fielding, multiple fielders have come across to take some brilliant catches. Here are the top five of the best catches in IPL history.
Here are the five top best catches in IPL history
Ricky Ponting vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2013:
Age is just a number once you have that ‘required in demand’ skill. Rickey Ponting proved all the myths false, saying that a person loses his energy and form while being aged.
Representing the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013, he was active on the field like a green-aged lad. Despite being 40 then. Ponting gave a hundred percent to his team, Mumbai Indians.
In the first inning of the Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, DD batters were on the ground to bat first. Active on the field, Ponting looked ready to prey on the opponents.
Unmukt Chand and David Warner, the duo sent to open the innings for DD, collapsed on the first bowl. Ponting did not miss a chance and superbly took a fly catch to miss Chand out.
The batsman wanted to play on the on-side. Unfortunately, the ball edged the bat and flew, looking safe at the beginning intervals but ending in Ponting’s hands to finally set the DD batter back to the dugout.
The Australia-based perfect diver now is the coach of the Delhi team for the 2021 season, named Delhi Capitals years back.
Tim Southee, Karun Nair vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2015:
IPL witnessed one more top-best catch in history. New Zealander Tim Southee and the local Karun Nair registered a relay catch that could also be termed in the top best relay catches list.
The two fielders were donning the Rajasthan Royal’s jersey in IPL 2015. While playing against the Kings XI Punjab, their relay catch got viral on the screens. Not knowing it could be a catch rather than a boundary, George Bailey of Punjab lofted the delivery to the long-on.
The two fielders of RR, Nair, and Southee, nearly dived, but Southee’s diving was entirely absolute, still failing to take a catch. However, Southee ‘flicked’ the ball to Nair, diving across the boundary rope to save the six runs, and the ball was in the air.
The tale did not end here as the running Nair. Envisioned the ball to take that ball in the air, flicked by Southee. The tagged effort ended in Royal’s favor as they won the encounter by 26 runs.
Chris Lynn vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2014:
Australian batsman, Chris Lynn was representing the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 7th edition of the Indian Premier League. While fielding during the innings of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Lynn, who is a destructive batter, stumbled twice to take a catch.
He showed his fitness level on the field and those two wavered movements near the boundary at once rocked and shocked the watchers. St anding at a deep mid-wicket boundary line, he closed the chapter of Ab De Villiers in that respective match.
A full lengthen delivery by Vinay Kumar of the KKR sailed De Villier’s shot in the air. The ball was high but not that much as Lynn’s classical show granted him the catch at deep mid-wicket.
Here is the video:
Trent Boult vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2018:
Trent Boult, one of the finest fast-bowlers and fielders, shocked the spectators with his breathtaking catch in IPL 2018. Representing the Delhi Daredevils, who are now known as the Delhi Capitals, Boult showed his talent on the boundary line.
Picking a single-handed catch on the deep square leg’s boundary rope, Boult sent RCB’s captain, Virat Kohli back to the pavilion. The bowl could have surpassed the fielder’s head but he made it sure to catch rather than missing a golden chance.
The full-toss bowl was delivered by Harsha Patel as Kohli lofted the delivery on the on-side. This is one of the best catches in IPL history
Here is the video:
AB De Villiers vs Sun Risers Hyderabad, IPL 2018:
Even the skipper of the RCB, Virat Kohli was shocked to see the fantastic catch by AB De Villiers. With SRH’s Alex Hales on the crease, Moin Ali had the ball in hand. Short delivery by him on the offside forced Hales to loft the ball on deep mid-wicket.
Read to catch De Villiers did not miss a moment and caught Hales out with a stunning jump upward. Landing ahead of the boundary rope, he kicked the ball showing joyful moments of celebrations on taking one of the top best catches in the history of IPL.
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