Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey took a sensational flying catch in the domestic Sheffield Shield tournament.
Queensland opening batsman Matt Renshaw tried to flick an Aston Agar delivery going down the leg-side. But Carey dived to his right and pulled off a superb catch, leaving commentators in awe.
Cricket.com.au shared the video on Twitter, and fans soon responded with high praise for the gloveman.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 18, 2019
“Miracle; Just Miracle from Carey,” one fan tweeted.
Miracle; Just Miracle from Carey. ❤
— Debapriyo Choudhury 🇮🇳 (@debapriyo_tweet) October 18, 2019
“He should be the national team wicketkeeper in all three formats,” demanded another fan.
He should be the national team wicketkeeper in all 3 formats.
— Deon Pillay (@DeonPillay7) October 18, 2019
“He should be ahead of Tim Paine!” another fan wrote.
He should be ahead of Tim Paine!
— 🔴⚪ #FreeAouar (@TheSilentFalse9) October 18, 2019
Alex Carey has established himself as Australia’s first-choice wicketkeeper in the limited-overs formats but is yet to make his Test debut.
The 28-year-old was also crucial for Australia as a finisher in the 2019 World Cup, where he scored 375 runs from 10 matches, averaging 62.50.