IPL 2021 – Halfway stage: 5 best catches taken this season – Watch video- IPL is certainly among the best T20 league in the world. Cricketers across the world give their best to help their franchise win the tournament. The dedication of the players can be judged after seeing their efforts on the field. The fielding standards in the IPL 2021 is so high that the cricket experts often compare IPL with international cricket. Just like every year, in IPL 2021 as well we have seen Indian, foreign, capped and uncapped players take stunning catches. These catches are so awesome that the commentators sometimes run out of words to describe them.
So, in this article, Insidesport will take you through some spectacular catches taken in IPL 2021 so far.
Ravi Bishnoi vs KKR
— Reema Malhotra (@ReemaMalhotra8) April 26, 2021
Spinners are often regarded as slow filters in cricket, however, Punjab Kings Ravi Bishnoi does not believe in it as he took a jaw-dropping catch to dismiss Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunil Narine. The 20-year-old pulled off an absolute screamer off Arshdeep Singh’s bowling. Bishnoi who was standing at deep square leg ran close to 30 metres to cow-corner and dived to grab the ball with both hands.
Faf du Plessis vs SRH
— Saransh // take care of yourself😷 (@saranssssssss) April 28, 2021
Chennai Super King’s acrobatic fielder Faf du Plessis has once again proved that he is one of the best fielders in the IPL 2021, by taking an absolutely stunning catch of Sunrisers Hyderbad batsman Manish Pandey. Faf, who was standing at long on went running towards the cow corner to stop a lofted shot by Manish. The South African was so quick, that with the help of a well-timed dive to his right he managed to take a marvellous catch on the boundary.
Glenn Maxwell vs RR
— Cricsphere (@Cricsphere) April 22, 2021
Glenn Maxwell has become one of the most dangerous weapons in RCB’s arsenal ever since he was bought by the franchise. The destructive batsman has scored runs for them, bowled a few overs and produced some magical effort on the field as well. In the match against RR in an attempt to go over the top of mid-wicket, Shivam Dube miscalculated the length of a Kane Richardson slower one and stepped on his back foot to slog the ball. Maxwell dived forward to take a sharp catch and dismissed Dube, who was dismayed with his shot.
Rashid Khan vs PBKS
— Cricsphere (@Cricsphere) April 21, 2021
Rashid Khan is definately one of the most valuable players in IPL. Whenever he gets a chance to deliver it with the bat, ball or while fielding he does it in his own style. In the match against PBKS, a spectacular catch was taken by the leg-spinner Rashid Khan. The incident happened in the final ball of the seventh over when Rashid was placed at short mid-wicket. Khaleel Ahmed bowled a back-off length delivery to Mayank Agarwal. Rashid couldn’t anticipate the ball and dived in the wrong direction, but at last, his hands stuck to the white leather before it could bounce on the grass, and hence he grabbed a brilliant low catch.
Rahul Tripathi vs RCB
— Cricsphere (@Cricsphere) April 18, 2021
KKR’s Rahul Tripathi finds his name in the list for the second time as the acrobatic fielder takes the catch of one of the most important batsmen from RCB’s lineup i.e Virat Kohli. On the bowling of Varun Chakravarthy, the RCB skipper tried to hit one over covers but could not time it to perfection. Rahul, who was in the thirty-yard circle decides to try his luck and catch the ball while running backwards. He held on to a sensational catch. Tripathi took a tumble but did not let the ball touch the ground.