West Indies and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is one of the most athletic fielders in world cricket. Bravo has already taken many spectacular catches in IPL 2015 and he has also executed some unbelievable run-outs. In the match against Rajasthan Royals, Dwayne Bravo took an absolute blinder to dismiss Royals’ star batsman Shane Watson. Bravo, who was standing at the long on boundary, dived full length to take one of the most spectacular catches in the history of IPL.
WATCH: Superman Dwayne Bravo takes a ‘Michael Jordan’ catch to dismiss Shane Watson
Ravindra Jadeja tossed one up to Shane Watson, who fancied his chance to clear the long on boundary. But, Dwayne Bravo, who was patrolling the boundary, showed great skills and presence of mind to take an absolute blinder. Such was the ‘quality’ of the catch though that it left Watson visibly stunned and the Chepauk fans audibly ecstatic. Even the commentators were stunned as they praised Bravo’s sensational effort to dismiss Watson.
It is surely one of the most acrobatic catches you will get to see in the IPL, but the West Indian all-rounder said it was just a “fluke”.
“It was a fluke,” a humble Bravo said after the match. “I stuck my hand out and the ball got stuck there,” Bravo said during the post-match presentation.
Bravo was awarded the man of the match and he also became the leading wicket taker of IPL 2015 and was given the purple catch during the post-match presentation.
By Aniket Arora