Former India cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag heaped praises on Kings XI Punjab participant Nicholas Pooran, who saved a six together with his acrobatic fielding on the boundary rope towards Rajasthan Royals.
In the eighth over, Pooran, at deep mid-wicket, dived full size over the rope to catch the ball. He was stretching to the utmost doable after which he caught the ball together with his left hand. And, a millisecond earlier than falling onto the bottom, he flicked the ball again into play and Rajasthan needed to accept simply two runs.
Chasing a mammoth complete of 224, Sanju Samson performed a pull shot off Murugan Ashwin and picked two runs as Pooran saved 4 runs for his aspect.
Taking to Twitter, Tendulkar wrote, “This is the best save I have seen in my life. Simply incredible!!”
— 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 hello 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. Take a take a look at 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 aspect to 223/2 of their allotted twenty overs.
Agarwal and KL Rahul scripted the very best opening stand for Punjab within the event`s historical past. The duo had a 183-run stand for the primary wicket. Agarwal and Rahul additionally registered the second-highest opening stand within the IPL.
Previously, Adam Gilchrist and Paul Valthaty had the report of the very best opening stand for KXIP. They had 136 runs for the opening wicket towards Deccan Chargers (now SunRisers Hyderabad) in Hyderabad.
Agarwal performed a knock of 106 runs off 50 balls together with seven sixes and 10 fours. He was dismissed by Tom Curran within the 17th over.
In the following 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 performed some good hand within the final overs and remained unbeaten on 13* and 25* runs respectively.