Popular cricketing expressions such as gun fielding, bullet-arm throw, bull’s eye, acrobatic efforts are now synonymous to India’s ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
Very seldom does a match go by without Jadeja raising a few eyebrows with his supreme athleticism on the field. Couple with his dynamism with both bat and ball, the Saurashtra superstar, offers a unique asset to the Indian team.
The second day of the Christchurch Test witnessed a trademark fielding prowess of Jadeja. A short-pitched delivery from Mohammed Shami enticed Neil Wagner to play a hook shot.
Jadeja placed a few paces in front of the fine leg to cut-off doubles, zoomed across to his right to come in the proximity of the ball.
However, the ball had a considerable amount of elevation relative to Jadeja’s position in the square. Jadeja fancied his chances and leaped for the ball, while ‘activating his flight mode,’ to complete a one-handed blinder to dismiss Wagner.
Even the batsman appeared surprised with Jadeja’s acrobatic efforts and took a moment to let his dismissal sink in. Twitter went into a frenzy after witnessing yet another screamer from perhaps India’s best fielder. Many already have hailed it as the catch of the decade.
Here are some of the reactions
Ravindra Jadeja could catch Don! https://t.co/Rv1XruzwT9
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) March 1, 2020
The many dimensions of Ravindra Jadeja on display today. The wicket of de Grandhomme, the excellent catch of BJ Watling and now this stunner of Neil Wagner.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 1, 2020
— Kumar Manish (@kumarmanish9) March 1, 2020
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 1, 2020
— Robert Starc Jr (Tony Downey) (@SharadSharma199) March 1, 2020
— Cricket Beamer (@CricBeamer) March 1, 2020
— Trojan_Horse (@sampath0272) March 1, 2020
— Aditya Singh (@AdityaS65101496) March 1, 2020