Nicholas Pooran just pulled off the best save in the history of not just the Indian Premier League but also cricket. Pooran, who was fielding deep in the midwicket during the eight over, put on a fielding masterclass in the ongoing match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.
That was an absolutely sensational fielding effort from Nicholas Pooran. It happened during the third delivery of the eighth over when Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson attempted to hit a six off Punjab spinner Murugan Ashwin. Sanju Samson smashed a half-tracker that would have gone for a six but for Pooran, who was standing at the right place at the right time. He stopped the ball in the air inches away from the rope with an acrobatic save.
Pooran, made everyone sit at the edge of their seats as he dived full length over the rope, caught the ball but knowing that he was over the boundary, flicked the ball back to Glenn, pulling off a stunning catch.
As soon as the moment took place in the field, social media went into a frenzy. Netizens went berserk and started to hail Nicholas Pooran for his unbelievable fielding effort. From cricket experts to cricket fans, everyone took to their social media and expressed their amazement over the stunning save by Pooran.
Even batting legend Sachin Tendulkar couldn’t stop himself from praising the brilliant effort of Nicholas Pooran. He wrote:
“This is the best save I have seen in my life. Simply incredible!!
Here, check out the Tweet of Sachin Tendulkar:
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 27, 2020
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
That is just an insaaaaaaaane effort from Pooran. It defied gravity and any concept of core stability you may have ??? #KXIPvsRR
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) September 27, 2020
Pooran has just produced one of the greatest fielding saves I have ever seen. That was almost two yards over the rope and to pull it back….Wow! Where is this standard of fielding going to take us next….
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 27, 2020
Nicholas Pooran has just pulled off one of the great saves in the game of cricket. Unbelievable awareness.
— Ian Bishop (@irbishi) September 27, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 27, 2020
POORAN, WHAT CRAZINESS IS THIS? I HAVE SEEN BOUNDARY SAVES, BUT THIS TOPS ALL. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 27, 2020
That is the best piece of fielding you’ll ever see from Pooran!!!! Wow!!! ???? #IPL2020
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) September 27, 2020
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 27, 2020
Nicholas Pooran defies gravity and saved four runs! pic.twitter.com/MgsKAuzisO
— Suby #ReleaseSanjivBhatt (@Subytweets) September 27, 2020
UNESCO declared this save by Pooran as the best save in cricket
— Kanupriya (@kanupriiya) September 27, 2020
MIND BLOWING SAVE by Pooran. The greatest boundary rope save in history I have ever seen. Take a bow! #IPL2020
— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) September 27, 2020
The greatest piece of boundary fielding you’ll ever see from Nicholas Pooran pic.twitter.com/421tx0kTAF
— Simon Wilde (@swildecricket) September 27, 2020
Nicholas Pooran.. one of the best moments of fielding ever? Certainly the most athletic!! #pooran will go viral!
— Mark Nicholas (@mcjnicholas) September 27, 2020