Frail India cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag heaped praises on Kings XI Punjab player Nicholas Pooran, who saved a six with his acrobatic fielding on the boundary rope in opposition to Rajasthan Royals.
In the eighth over, Pooran, at deep mid-wicket, dived paunchy dimension over the rope to grab the ball. He was stretching to basically the most in all probability and then he caught the ball with his left hand. And, a millisecond earlier than falling onto the bottom, he flicked the ball abet into play and Rajasthan had to pick for factual two runs.
Chasing a immense total of 224, Sanju Samson played a pull shot off Murugan Ashwin and picked two runs as Pooran saved four runs for his side.
Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar wrote, “Right here’s the correct save I undoubtedly have considered in my life. Merely astonishing!!”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 27, 2020
“Gravity naamak cheez hi bhula di. Aisa kaise. Defied Gravity, Pooran. What a save,” Sehwag tweeted.
Gravity naamak cheez hi bhula di. Aisa kaise.
Defied Gravity, Pooran. What a save. pic.twitter.com/1HReADpmVh
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 27, 2020
The video of Pooran’s gravity-defying save has gone viral on social media. Rob a take a look on the clip under:
UNBELIEVABLE fielding from Nicholas Pooran! pic.twitter.com/sHSI7wouD7
— 183(@Vineeth_777) September 27, 2020
Earlier, Mayank Agarwal`s maiden IPL ton guided the side to 223/2 in their distributed twenty overs.
Agarwal and KL Rahul scripted the very ultimate opening stand for Punjab in the match`s ancient past. The duo had a 183-trot stand for the first wicket. Agarwal and Rahul additionally registered the 2nd-most reasonable opening stand in the IPL.
Previously, Adam Gilchrist and Paul Valthaty had the file of the very ultimate opening stand for KXIP. They had 136 runs for the opening wicket in opposition to Deccan Chargers (now SunRisers Hyderabad) in Hyderabad.
Agarwal played a knock of 106 runs off 50 balls including seven sixes and 10 fours. He was brushed off by Tom Curran in the 17th over.
In the next over, Rahul too departed after scoring 69 runs with a striker price of 127.77. He was scalped by Ankit Rajpoot.
Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran played some real hand in the final overs and remained unbeaten on 13and 25runs respectively.