IPL 2023
KL Rahul Takes A Blinder To Send Back Jitesh Sharma
By CricShots - Apr 15, 2023 11:24 pm
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Sensation fielding efforts has always been a regular over the years in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and it becomes special when the captain takes a superb to lift his team’s morale up. Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper, KL Rahul did the same for his team in the game against Punjab Kings (PBKS) with a full-length dive to his left to take a blinder. 

KL Rahul
KL Rahul took an exceptional catch

Earlier in the game, PBKS’ stand-in skipper, Sam Curran won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first in Lucknow. The game between LSG and PBKS has turned out to be a low-scoring affair so far with the match hanging in balance. PBKS required 23 runs from the last three overs with four wickets in hand.

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However, the visitors managed to get over the line with 3 balls to spare.  Batting first, LSG scored 159/8 thanks to a half-century from KL Rahul.  It was evident from his batting that he was on fire in the fixture and so he continued the momentum in the second innings taking an unreal catch.

Also, with the skipper’s brilliant fielding effort, the team’s morale was boosted. Mark Wood was bowling the 16th over and he bowled a full ball to Jitesh Sharma on the fifth ball.

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The young wicket-keeper attempted a drive but failed to connect the ball well and ended up slicing wide of mid-off. Rahul covered some distance to his left and put in a dive to fetch the ball.

Here is the video of the phenomenal catch by KL Rahul:

 

It was a brilliant take from the LSG skipper while flying in the air and the Indian star gathered a lot of praise from social media users for his actions.