While Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul starred for Punjab with a magnificent 183-run partnership in their fixture against Rajasthan on Sunday, September 27, it was an unbelievable bit of fielding by Nicholas Pooran that drove the astounded audience bonkers.
After Sanju Samson, during another of his heady knocks this season, pulled a half-tracker that was set to hit the empty seats, Pooran, fielding at deep midwicket, leapt to action with a gravity-defying lunge over the boundary rope, caught the ball and then had the presence of mind to realise he was over the rope and tossed it back to Glenn Maxwell before touching the ground.
This impromptu display of acrobatics prompted everyone from cricketers to actors to express their astonishment on Twitter, and we rounded up some of the best reactions:
Gravity naamak cheez hi bhula di. Aisa kaise.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 27, 2020
Defied Gravity, Pooran. What a save. pic.twitter.com/1HReADpmVh
Pooran - what an incredible save that!— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) September 27, 2020
Nicholas Pooran.. one of the best moments of fielding ever? Certainly the most athletic!! #pooran will go viral!— Mark Nicholas (@mcjnicholas) September 27, 2020
Pooran has just produced one of the greatest fielding saves I have ever seen. That was almost two yards over the rope and to pull it back....Wow! Where is this standard of fielding going to take us next....— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 27, 2020
That is just an insaaaaaaaane effort from Pooran. It defied gravity and any concept of core stability you may have 😱👏🙌 #KXIPvsRR— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) September 27, 2020
Feature image courtesy: Twitter.com / @sachin_rt