News24LAST UPDATED: Oct. 17, 2020, 4 p.m.
New Delhi: The13th season of cash rich Indian Premier League(IPL) is in full swing and getting interesting with each passing day. On Friday, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders clashed during the 32nd match of IPL 2020 where Mumbai stunned KKR by 8 wickets in a one-sided match. The Mumbai team dominated from the beginning and completely defeated KKR's team in all three fields -- batting, bowling and fielding.
While Mumbai's batting and bowling were excellent in the match, the fielding of the team was a bonus point. One of the breathtaking moments of the match was Mumbai's top order batsman Suryakumar Yadav's caught KKR batsman Rahul Tripathi. Everyone including Tripathi was stunned by Yadav's this leap of faith.
The said incident happened in the third over of the innings when Trent Bolt was bowling for Mumbai. On the fifth ball of this over by Bolt, Rahul Tripathi hit an excellent four. He then tried to take the last ball of the over from the left side of the point, but Suryakumar Yadav, fielding at the point, jumped into the air and caught a brilliant catch while diving to his left.
Trent Bolt just like others were in shock while Rahul Tripathi could not believe how this could be even possible. Commentators even went on to say that this is going to be the catch of the season. The video of the sensational catch is going viral on social media.
Suryakumar Yadav's performance in the IPL this year has been exemplary. He has scored 243 runs in 8 matches played this season so far with a strike rate of 151.87, during which he has also made two half-century. In the last few years, Suryakumar has given it back to his team and his become one of the match winners for Mumbai.