Cricketers like the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni make the difficult task of wicketkeeping look very easy with their phenomenal glovemanship and there are only a handful of such wicketkeepers in world cricket. However, Arjun Saud almost performed a cartwheel and ran out a batter when a throw from the fielder missed the target.
Biratnagar Super Kings and Janakpur Royals locked horns with each other in the sixth match of the Nepal T20 2022. Biratnagar only managed to register the score of 140 runs in the first innings and the opposition chased down the target with five wickets in the hand. Biratnagar suffered a loss in the match but their wicketkeeper Arjun Saud grabbed the limelight with his top-notch wicketkeeping skills.
During the Janakpur Royals innings, Shadab Alam was bowling the ninth over of the innings. Chadwick Walton was falling the fourth ball of the over and pushed it towards offside and the batters tried to sneak a single. Sikander Raza came running to get the ball and take an aim at the stumps. However, his throw wasn’t near the stumps and wicketkeeper Arjun Saud has to dive to collect the ball.
However, Saud produced a moment of brilliance with his wicketkeeping pulling off almost a cartwheel and hitting the stumps while both his feet were in the air. The commentators also praised Saud for his insane wicketkeeping skills saying the young lad has made MS Dhoni proud.
Arjun Saud pulled off another trick on the last ball of the over when batters were trying to take a double. The wicketkeeper came in the front of the stumps to collect the ball but flicked it from between his legs at the stumps without taking a look at them. The magical glovework from the Nepal cricketer impressed fans and they expressed their sentiments on social media.
Here is the video of the brilliant efforts from Arjun Saud:
डेढमहिनाअघि राष्ट्रिय टिमबाट एकदिवसीयको डेब्युमा युएईलाई अर्धसतक हानेका र अहिलेको T20मा विराटनगर किंग्सबाट खेल्ने विकेटकिपर अर्जुन साउदले जनकपुर रोयल्स्विरुद्ध हिजो गरेका बिरलाकोटी यी दुई रनआउट हेर्न सुझाव छ। Just Wow!👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/ba6Rt4erUp
— रामेश (@RaameshKoirala) December 27, 2022
Here is how the netizens reacted:
Match 6 -Janakpur Royals vs Biratnagar Super Kings
— CAN (@CricketNep) December 26, 2022
What a last ball thriller !
Hard luck Biratnagar Super Kings again.
— Ishwar Babu Karki (@ibkarki) December 26, 2022
Match 6 – Biratnagar Super Kings vs Janakpur Royals
What a thrilling finish, 16 required off last 6 balls and Chadwick Walton smashed 4 0 6 0 4 2 to finish the game for Janakpur. Earlier, Lalit Rajbanshi produced an outstanding spell of 5/8 (4). #NEPALT20 #BSKvJR pic.twitter.com/TQgzQNBd9M
— cricnepal.com (@cricnepal) December 26, 2022
— Biratnagar Super Kings (@BSKnepalT20) December 26, 2022