Jason Sangha positions himself for catch, the ball lands 30 metres away
It was almost like missing a flight that took off from another airport for the young New South Wales-born cricketer.
Updated - Jan 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Ever since the invention of T20 cricket, the game has seen a striking improvement in the fielding standards. However, it is also at the same time that the game has become more pressure-ridden and that sometimes makes players display bizarre actions on the ground. The burden of the time-bound excitement and expectations brings the worst out of them. Something similar happened with teenage Australian player Jason Sangha during a match in the Big Bash League (BBL) at the Sydney Showground Stadium on Sunday.
The Sydney Thunder player had a good outing with the bat, scoring 30 off 27 balls when his team batted first in the home match against defenders Adelaide Strikers. But when he was fielding at the boundary, Sangha did something hilarious and it left the commentators and fans in splits. The pressure was truly showing on the player who has played just eight first-class games so far since making debut in 2017.
A complete misjudgement from the young cricketer
It was the third ball of the 17th over when Rashid Khan, the sensational Afghanistan cricketer, hit a helicopter shot that filed miles into the air behind the square and landed at the deep square leg while Sangha himself was at deep mid-wicket. The fielder was positioning himself to take the catch and then discovered that the ball was landing some 30 metres away from him!
It was almost like missing a flight that took off from another airport for the young New South Wales-born cricketer. He though saved the boundary by sprinting towards the ball which had fortunately stopped after hitting the grass.
“Jason Sangha. He positioned himself beautifully. He was getting all set. Then he realised he was 30 metres from the ball,” one of the commentators said with a burst of big laughter as his mates joined in. The bowler, Chris Jordan, was seen waving his hands at Sangha to make up the ground.
Here is the video of Sangha’s bizarre catching attempt:
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Sangha though ended up in the team that had the last laugh in the game. Chasing 169 to win in 20 overs, the Strikers slumped from 3 for 75 in the 13th over to 97 all out in the 18th over, losing the game by 71 runs.