IPL 7: 'Lynnsanity' rocks Twitter, celebs praise Aussie for stunning catch
Chris Lynn's screamer of a catch in the KKR vs RCB IPL tie has taken the Twitter world by storm with even celebs like Big B taking to the micro-blogging site to express their amazement for the acrobatic effort
New Delhi: Chris Lynn's screamer of a catch in the IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore took the Twitter world by storm with fans pouring out their amazement for the acrobatic effort which sealed a two-run win for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Lynn's brilliant effort on the boundary line generated quite a buzz on Twitter, making his name on among the top 10 trends of the day.
"T 1462 -Chris Lynn of KKR ipl team has taken one of the most sensational catches ever .. just unimaginable !!" wrote superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
Amitabh Bachchan praised Chris Lynn for spectacular catch.
"what a catch by chris lynn. to recover after slipping and complete it that way makes it one of the most stunning catches in the #PepsiIPL," added commentator Harsha Bhogle.
Theirs was among a deluge of reactions to Lynn's superhuman effort after intially slipping near the boundary rope. Most fans declared it the 'catch of the century'.
"For degree of difficulty, awareness and composure, Chris Lynn's catch will be hard to beat. Magnificent," tweeted former cricketer Ian Bishop, who is now a commentator.
"Chris Lynn slips, on the ground, he arches back, takes a blinder AND falls inches before the line. Most unbelievable recovery of all time," wrote actor Rahul Bose.
Dutch cricketer Ryan ten Doeschate tweeted, "Had a chance to study that catch. Athleticism aside, the composure to recover from the slip when the result was on it is crazy #lynnsanity."
Besides, the thrilling match was top of the Twitter charts for the most talked about game so far followed closely by Kings XI Punjab's mammoth chase versus Chennai Super Kings.
By virtue of their steady start and their rabbit-out-of-the-hat win last night, Kolkata Knight Riders have been the most mentioned team on Twitter so far.
Chennai are a close second thanks to their champion-like performances in the last two matches.
Virat Kohli is the most talked about IPL player, but overnight, Glenn Maxwell's incredible performances in the IPL's first got him to the second position, while Lynn cracked the top 10 list with his out-of-the-world catch.
On the all-time Twitter follower charts, Virat Kohli has overtaken Mahendra Singh Dhoni due to a great run on the pitch in recent months and will be the first active international cricketer player to break the three million follower count.