Gujarat Titans (GT) are locking horns with Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 16th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium. There have been a few occasions when a fielder takes a brilliant catch at the boundary line and celebrates prematurely but it turns out to be a six and the GT skipper, Hardik Pandya did just that. Pandya grabbed a stunning catch near the boundary to dismiss Liam Livingstone but the replays showed that his foot had touched the rope.
After being unbeaten so far in the tournament GT won the toss and opted to bowl first and managed to get two early wickets on a total of 34 runs. Liam Livingstone and Shikhar Dhawan stitched a partnership for the third wicket to steady the innings after that. However, Hardik Pandya produced a unique moment when he took a brilliant catch near the boundary and started a premature celebration but the replays showed that it was a six.
Rashid Khan was bowling the ninth over of the innings and he bowled the fourth delivery of the over slightly short. Livingstone shifted his weight on the back foot and pulled it over the cow corner. Pandya was fielding near the boundary ropes and he took a stunning catch. Hardik started celebrating the wicket early as he thought that the catch was taken cleanly. However, the replays showed that his foot touched the boundary line and the batter was awarded six runs for his hit.
Here is the brilliant boundary catch from Hardik Pandya:
Gujarat Titans Playing XI: Matthew Wade (wk), Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Abhinav Manohar, Rashid Khan, Lockie Ferguson, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande
Punjab Kings Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Here is the fans reacted to the catch from Hardik Pandya:
— Ankit S. Gawande (@Ankit_G16) April 8, 2022
Hardik catch pattadu ani vesindu but adhi not out
— 03:48 (@SaiSumanth29) April 8, 2022
It's simple catch IMO. Hardik added his masala which ended up as 6
— Anand (@sliceme) April 8, 2022
— ravisrv (@Ravikalyan_) April 8, 2022
Hardik ga 🤣🤣🤣 confident ga catch ani eshalu dorikesad
— Manojkumar (@Manojkumar_099) April 8, 2022
Boundary touch chesi catch patti em show mingav ra hardik ga 🤡
— . (@ImVK__) April 8, 2022
Damn. That would have been a fantastic catch.
Great effort Hardik!
— Parth Tank (@parthtank28) April 8, 2022