IPL 2020: Airborne Nicholas Pooran's dad watched stunning catch from Trinidad
Pooran's teammates, commentators and viewers were mighty impressed and one, who answers to the name of Sachin Tendulkar, was in disbelief too. "This is the best save I have seen in my life. Simply incredible!!," Tendulkar tweeted
It's five years since West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicholas Pooran met with a car accident in Trinidad and had to undergo major surgeries on both legs within a span of one week. "You can't play cricket," the doctors told him. But Pooran didn't lose hope. He returned to the cricket field, earned a reputation of a highly talented batsman and on Sunday, representing Kings XI Punjab, he defied the laws of gravity to deny Rajasthan Royals' in-form batsman Sanju Samson a well-deserved six.
Pooran's teammates, commentators and viewers were mighty impressed and one, who answers to the name of Sachin Tendulkar, was in disbelief too. "This is the best save I have seen in my life. Simply incredible!!," Tendulkar tweeted.
"It was beyond imagination", said his dad Lawrence from Trinidad. "Yes, I was watching the match and his fielding can easily be compared with Jonty Rhodes [KXIP's fielding coach]. The credit for this superb piece of fielding goes to his hard work, dedication, diet, sacrifice and discipline," Pooran Sr added.
Pooran, who will turn 25 on Friday, made a full-stretched dive while hanging in the air as he held on to the ball before throwing it back outside the boundary line to prevent Samson from getting a six. And Rhodes in the dugout could only bow to the young gun in admiration.
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