ICC World Cup: Mohit Sharma's throw stunned De Villiers: du Plessis
South African all-rounder said they underestimated Mohit Sharma's throwing arm after the India pacer effected a brilliant run out of Proteas skipper AB de Villiers during Sunday's clash
Sydney: South African all-rounder Faf du Plessis said they underestimated Mohit Sharma's throwing arm after the India pacer effected a brilliant run out of Proteas skipper AB de Villiers during Sunday's high profile World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
De Villiers played a shot to sweeper cover and took off for the second run. However, Mohit threw the ball right over the stumps as wicketkeeper MS Dhoni did the rest.
It was massive wicket for India, who won the match by an emphatic margin of 130 runs, as the Proteas skipper was a couple of inches short when the LED bails lit up.
"AB did not expect the throw to be so good. He saw it was a bowler and took him on. Mohit Sharma threw it perfectly. It was excellent fielding," Du Plessis was quoted as saying on Cricbuzz website.
"You see a guy on the fence and you back yourself to take him on. If it was a different fielder, like Ravindra Jadeja, we would not have run," he added.