BPL 2019: Carlos Brathwaite has an ugly fall but yet holds on to the catch
It was during the Kings’ rattled chase that Brathwaite came up with a bizarre catch.
Updated - Jan 17, 2019 4:49 pm
T20 cricket is never short of action, sometimes even bizarre, that is what adds to the appeal and with the numbers of the shortest format of the game only proliferating with each passing day, the entertainment factor is just heading north. On Tuesday, a funny action (or a reaction?) was seen during the game between Rajshahi Kings and Khulna Titans at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and in the action was none but Carlos Brathwaite, Windies T20I captain who plays for the Titans.
It was the first match of the tournament’s Sylhet phase and the 15th over in the current or sixth season of the BPL which kicked off on January 5. Titans captain Mahmudullah won the toss and elected to bat and his side put up a modest 128 for 9 in 20 overs with Ariful Haque scoring the highest for the team – 26. But the Titans kept back strongly with the ball and bowled the Kings out for 103 with on ball to spare. Taijul Islam and Junaid Khan took three wickets apiece while Mahmudullah chipped in with two.
Brathwaite took 4 catches in the match
It was during the Kings’ rattled chase that Brathwaite came up with a bizarre catch. In the 16th over of the Kings’ innings, South African batsman Christiaan Jonker hit one from Pakistani pacer Khan to the mid-off where the tall West Indian was fielding. As he was taking position for an easy catch, Brathwaite lost his left foot grip on the ground and fell on the back but since he never lost sight of the ball, he managed to hold on to the catch eventually near his loins.
Brathwaite looked in a bit of discomfort caused by the ugly tripping but the Titans nevertheless got rid of the opponents’ seventh wicket for just 72 on board. He had a field day as he took four catches in the game to help Titans pick up their first win in the tournament in their fifth game.