Chennai Super Kings might have lost a sea-saw IPL 2020 encounter to Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (Oct 7) but there were some brilliant fielding performances on the green turf by skipper MS Dhoni and the ever athletic Ravindra Jadeja which brought smiles on the faces of the ‘Whistle Poddu’ club.
Jadeja who is widely regarded as arguably the best all-round fielder in both the IPL and Indian team at the international stage once again proved why is hailed so as the CSK all-rounder produced a moment of brilliance on the field by taking a stunning catch.
Jadeja pulled off a spectacular catch off the bowling off spinner Karn Sharma to dismiss KKR batsman Sunil Narine who came in as a pinch hitter in the middle overs rather than his usual position at the top of the order.
Narine went for a big pull shot off the bowling off Karn Sharma to clear the mid wicket boundary. Much to Narine’s surprise Jadeja who was patrolling the boundary timed his dive to perfection, held his balance and pulled off a spectacular catch near the boundary ropes. Jadeja also showed great presence of mind to toss up the ball to Faf Du Plessis
CSK had to endure a fourth defeat in their sixth outing at the IPL as their batsman failed to chase down a very getable 168-run target.
CSK looked in a dominant position to chase down the target but their middle order failed yet again after openers Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson got them off to a breezy start in the powerplays.
Earlier in the match, CSK bowlers had done well to restrict KKR to 167 after they looked to post a 190-plus total on the back of a fiery 81-run knock by opener Rahul Tripathi. Tripathi seemed to be the lone warrior for his team as they other batsmen failed to get going.
Some of the leading cricketers heaped their admiration and praise for the spectacular catch pulled off by Ravindra Jadeja
Cheeeeettaaaaaaa ???? jaddu @imjadeja catch ????????
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 7, 2020
What. A. Catch. Sir Jadeja ????♂️???? #KKRvCSK
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 7, 2020