Top 10 funniest dropped catches in cricket history

These fielding instances became famous for all the wrong reasons.

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Catching is an aspect of cricket that requires extensive effort to master. The more a cricketer trains, the more confident he or she becomes in making difficult catches in crucial situations.

However, misunderstandings with teammates and other factors beyond a fielder's control can lead to scenarios that cause amusing catch drops. Even the top fielders in the game have been known to drop sitters on several occasions. Some even write a comedy of errors while attempting to hang on to a regulation catch.

With this in mind, today we take a look at the 10 funniest drop catches in cricket history

Here are the 10 funniest dropped catches in cricket history:

10. Mike Gatting vs India, 1993

Mike Gatting was one of the best batters for England in the 1980s and 1990s. He was also one of the best fielders of his time and was known for his catching prowess hence when he dropped a sitter catch during England’s tour of India in 1993, it came as a huge shocker. 

The incident happened during the Chennai Test when England spinner Ian Salisbury got a ball to viciously turn and bounce on Kiran More. More trying to play on the front foot was surprised by the bounce and the ball lobbed towards a silly point. Gatting stationed at the position had to take the easiest catch in history, but somehow he managed to fumble the opportunity.

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