Twitter Reactions: Trent Boult takes the best catch of the season!
This might as well be the best catch ever in the IPL.
by Ankit Editor
Published - Apr 21, 2018 11:04 pm | Updated - Apr 21, 2018 11:10 pm
He has taken some stunning catches in international cricket as well as in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but this was something else. New Zealand pacer Trent Boult took a mind boggling catch to dismiss Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on the boundary ropes. He was stunned having completed that one successfully, Kohli couln’t believe that was a catch and the crowd reacted as if they’d seen a ghost.
Former RCB player Harshal Patel’s over had already yielded the Royal Challengers 10 runs and the last ball was a full toss, knee high and on Kohli’s pads. As an instinctive movement he just whipped it. The ball took a trajectory good enough to sail all the way. It had the muscle behind it to go all the way though a little flatter. There was a fielder at deep square leg but looked good to beat him.
As the ball travelled out of his bat and towards the stands there was a certain Trent Boult who had some other plans. He was a few steps inside from the ropes, he took a leap outstretched his hand up and managed to get a better part of his fingers behind the ball. He pulled it into his palm and went down. The momentum of his jump and that of the ball slid him with it.
Boult now had to make sure he didn’t touch the ropes or everything would’ve been down the drain. His head went beyond the ropes but he had pulled his hands really close to his chest and they were well within when his body finally stopped.
He got up and claimed the catch. Nobody could or wanted to believe it. The umpires went upstairs and the TV umpire after a couple of replays could easily conclude that it was a clean catch and in fact we had just witnessed the best catch of the season. It might as well be the best we have seen ever in the IPL.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to this magnificent effort:
That is ridiculous from Boult
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) April 21, 2018
Give Trent Boult the award for the best catch of this IPL already.
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) April 21, 2018
The boult and the beautiful #RCBvDD
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) April 21, 2018
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 21, 2018
That was an unbelievable catch by Boult to get rid of Kohli , plucked it out of thin air. Meanwhile, the genius ABD is playing a blinder #RCBvDD
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 21, 2018
Unreal catch from Trent Boult just now… otherworldly
— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) April 21, 2018
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) April 21, 2018
— Dr. Gill (@ikpsgill1) April 21, 2018
Virat Kohli's charmed life finally ends ??? What a catch, Trent Boult ??? pic.twitter.com/mXwLbf5mvy
— Aditi Verma (@aditi0703) April 21, 2018
— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) April 21, 2018
Trent boult has pulled off the catch of all IPL seasons!!
— Tarun (@tarun_0707) April 21, 2018
— CricfitWithMKV (@MikkhailVaswani) April 21, 2018
— Dane van Niekerk (@danevn81) April 21, 2018
— Pushkar (@Pushkarr) April 21, 2018
Don't think you can even describe that as a catch….that's something different ??? #trentbolt
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) April 21, 2018
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 21, 2018