Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batter Rahul Tripathi, standing at covers and took an unbelievable catch to send back Gujarat Titans (GT) opener Shubman Gill back to the pavilion. The incident happened during the second over of the match when Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling and Gill played an expansive drive.
The Indian Premier League has seen some stunning catches over the years, however, in the game between Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the DY Patil stadium, one of the best close-in catches that a fan can ever see was on display. Rahul Tripathi of SRH took an absolute blinder at covers to send Gujarat opening batter Shubman Gill back to the dugout.
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The incident took place on the second ball of the third over during Gujarat Titans’ innings as Shubman Gill tried to smash SRH’s Bhuvneshawar Kumar through the covers. However, Rahul Tripathi who was stationed at the covers dived to his left and took a one-handed stunner and ended Gill’s brief stay at the crease as he managed to score just 7 runs from the 9 balls that he faced. After a 17 run first over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar managed to get a wicket for his team.
Here is the video of the brilliant catch from Rahul Tripathi:
Sunrisers Hyderabad (PlayingXI): Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
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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
Here is how Twitter reacted to the catch:
What a catch from Rahul Tripathi, to get inform Gill and Bhuvi gets his first wicket. pic.twitter.com/qDJKeCvIEp
— 🇮🇳 Sumer veera Viratian 18 (@SumerViratian) April 11, 2022
LEFT HANDED CATCH BY RAHUL TRIPATHI!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ORRDmahF66
— Troyboi™ (@1ove_it786) April 11, 2022
What a catch 🔥😍😍 By Ex Knight💜
Flying✈️ #RahulTripathi …miss him 🥺
EX Knight out #ShubmanGill 🤒💜#GT – 30/1 in 3 overs.#SRHvGT
Let's see 👀 who will win?? #AavaDe or #OrangeArmy#KKR #KKRHaiTaiyaar #IPL2022
— SRK𓀠xUMARxASIM🖤 (@asim_diehard) April 11, 2022
Crazy catch Rahul Tripathi 🤯 #SRHvGT #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/m4KjCn8AIG
— Sohom ᴷᴷᴿ (@AwaaraHoon) April 11, 2022