Cricketers over the years have displayed amazing feats of athleticism. Many fielders have thrown the ball inside the ground from mid-air over the boundary line like Trent Boult, some fly like a bird to grab the ball like Jonty Rhodes and then there is a backward 360 degree flip catch by Sybrand Englebrecht.
There was one such catch taken during the India-New Zealand match at Wankhede Stadium. However, it wasn’t by a player from either of the teams, but by a ball boy standing beyond the boundary line.
It was in the 25th over of the Indian innings when Kiwi bowler Adam Milne put up a short length delivery, which Virat Kohli sent flying for a six.
That is when the boy displayed amazing agility and took a single-handed catch, garnering applause from the crowd.
Here is a video of the catch:
Twitter too could not stop admiring the boy’s skills, some of them even predicting him to be a future star for the game.