IPL Countdown: Best catches – Part 2

The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to commence on the 5th of April and building up to the tournament, The Ring Side View takes a look back at the best moments from the years gone by. Perhaps one of the most difficult lists to compile, today we take a look at the best catches in IPL history. Over the years, there have been some spectacular catches taken in the IPL and here’s the second half of the Top 10:

Ricky Ponting (Mumbai Indians): Fielding at short mid off, former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting pulled off a stunning catch to dismiss Unmukt Chand. The athleticism displayed by the veteran made everyone sit up and take notice.

M10: MI vs DD – Flying Ponting – ipl match centre – IPL Videos – IPLT20.com

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Shane Watson & David Wiese (Royal Challengers Bangalore): Batting and bowling is a game of great partnerships is a line often repeated by commentators. Shane Watson and David Wiese went a step further to demonstrate that fielding too can be executed in partnerships, with this nearly unbelievable catch at the boundary.

M11: RCB vs DD – Watson-Wiese relay catch – ipl magic – IPL Videos – IPLT20.com

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Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan Royals): Ajinkya Rahane’s super-human effort at backward point sent Mahela Jayawardene back to the pavilion at a crucial stage in the game. Rahane dived full length to pull off this blinder of a catch.

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Gurkeerat Singh (Kings XI Punjab): This fantastic catch from Gurkeerat Singh was his claim to fame in the IPL. He was also nicknamed ‘Superman’ for his fielding efforts for the Kings XI Punjab. The catch against Pune Warriors was a very difficult one that he made look easy.

M6: PWI vs KXIP – Gurkeerat “The Super” Mann Singh – ipl match centre – IPL Videos – IPLT20.com

Check out this amazing catch by a very special fielder

 

Faf du Plessis (Chennai Super Kings): Diving backwards with hardly much time to react, Faf du Plessis pulled off a spectacular catch to dismiss Corey Anderson. Faf’s exploits on the field contributed to CSK in a major way.

M12: MI vs CSK – Faf du Plessis takes a brilliant catch diving backwards – ipl magic – IPL Videos – IPLT20.com

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(Akhil Prakash is a sports writer for The Ring Side View and for more updates, you can follow him on Facebook and Twitter)

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