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Keshav Maharaj doesn’t respond on Suryakumar Yadav’s debated catch question in T20 World Cup 2024 final
By SMCS - Jul 6, 2024 7:00 am
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South African spinner Keshav Maharaj has dodged the question of the much-debated catch of David Miller which was taken by Suryakumar Yadav in the all-important T20 World Cup 2024 final in Barbados. The left-arm spinner said that they can’t change the decision that has been made and doesn’t want to comment on that as well.

Suryakumar Yadav

However, with 16 required off the final over of the tournament and Miller on strike, Rohit Sharma brought Hardik Pandya. The left-hander hit the ball straight down the ground as Suryakumar Yadav took the catch along with stepping over the boundary, but tossed the ball inside in
between and returned to grab it again. While many doubted the catch, the third umpire gave it out. After David Miller got out, Kagiso Rabada hit a boundary, but it was not enough and they fell short by seven runs.

Speaking to IOL Sport ahead of their departure to South Africa, Maharaj said, “To be honest, we’re just disappointed about the loss and we were literally on a flight out of Barbados due to the weather — so we never really touched base. But that stuff, we can’t undo whatever’s transpired. We just focus on our tasks. Whatever decision was made or not made, it’s not going to change the outcome. It’s not good to dwell on the negatives. There’s a time to address certain moments, we will at some stage. We just have to let it sink in, and move forward.”

David Miller
David Miller

“In a World Cup event where there is high pressure against you, it did show [our progression] to reach a final for the first time. It was hard to swallow at first, but as someone who sees the glass as half full I had my moments to weep about it. I’m very optimistic about the future. I think there’s a lot of positives that transpired in the World Cup. To see the growth in the team in such a short space of time it propels you and fuels you to get it right when the next opportunity comes about. So there’s a lot of optimism among the pain and hurt,” Keshav Maharaj concluded.