Sandeep Sharma Became Superman And Twitterati Went Berserk: IPL 2020 has already seen some screaming efforts in the field. Nicholas Pooran’s inhuman jump across the boundary rope, Devdutt Padikkal’s extra-terrestrial effort to save a six, two phenomenal catches from Du Plessis in the deep, Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s diving blinder and Kieron Pollard’s stupendous take in the deep has so far been the highlights of this season.
Another brilliant effort was penned today, though it didn’t really fructify in the bowler’s favour. Sandeep Sharma bowled some top-notch deliveries in today’s game that saw him claiming the crucial wicket of Sam Curran with an absolute screamer and depart Du Plessis in the first ball.
However, the highlight of his spell was when he put in an inhuman effort against Mahendra Singh Dhoni to attempt a catch off his own bowling.
It was a slower delivery that was slightly over-pitched and it caught Dhoni off-guard. The ball dropped ahead of Dhoni and an already committed Dhoni ended up nicking the ball that went straight up in the way of Sandeep Sharma himself.
The ball was drifting away from Sharma and he had to fly to grab it. Honestly, this was his night and he was not holding back. He did put in the flight with an out-stretched left hand and did pouch the catch to, only to spill the effort in the follow through.
He landed on his waist and it was a hard fall that must have left him scathed for a good deal. However, the young fast bowler got back on his feet and did curate the plaudits which were high in the air after his Superman stunt.
Twitter was truly amazed at the youngster’s heroics and hailed him with pomp and vigour.
That Sandeep Sharma attempt should've been a catch man.
— Sagar – The Ocean (@SZauwar) October 13, 2020
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) October 13, 2020
Would have been a great catch
Great effort Sandeep Sharma
— ☆ (@_durgaa32) October 13, 2020
Arrrgh tough luck Sandeep Sharma. Would been a heck of a spectacular catch.
— EERIEque LaSCARE 👻🎃 (@tarequelaskar) October 13, 2020
— Felix Makwana (@felixmakwana) October 13, 2020
Suuppperrrbb Effort by Sandeep Sharma..it's not easy for fast bowler to take the catch on his own bowling but he give his best and dive like he is flying and almost took the catch#SRHvsCSK
— Shivam Arora (@shivam22arora) October 13, 2020
Sandeep Sharma nearly taken that catch 🔥
— aravinth (@AravinthD2) October 13, 2020
Have a look at Sandeep Sharma's attempt to catch in today's match.
— Vishav Kirti (@VishavKirti5) October 13, 2020
would've been a cracker of a catch that from Sandeep Sharma. What a player! #IPL2020
— Kiran Vaddi (@imvaddi) October 13, 2020
— Suraj Arun Jadhav (@5urajarunjadhav) October 13, 2020