Vitality Blast T20: Many times in cricket such impossible catches are caught by the fielders which makes it difficult to trust the eyes. One such catch was seen in England’s T20 league Vitality Blast, which is now making a splash in the internet world. Many people are calling this catch the ‘best catch’ and ‘greatest catch of all time’ in cricket history.
Brad Curry took a surprise catch
In fact, on Thursday, a match was played between Sussex and Hampshire in the Vitality Blast. In this, Scottish cricketer Brad Currie took one of the best catches in cricket history. Curry stunned the cricketing world with his brilliant fielding effort near the boundary rope. He also covered a good amount of ground before leaping in the air and took the ball.
The batsman was also surprised
It was the 19th over of the match and with Benny Howell and Chris Wood out, Hampshire were cruising towards victory chasing a target of 184. 23 runs were required from 11 balls. In such a situation, Tymal Mills bowled a ball in the slot of Howell, which he sent towards mid-wicket. They felt that the boundary would be done easily.
But there Curry was present to register his name in the history of the tournament. He ran to his left and covered a long distance before taking the catch with one hand in the air. The Hampshire batsman was absolutely stunned to see this improbable catch and Curry’s teammates also ran towards him to congratulate him.
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING
— Vitality Blast (@VitalityBlast) June 16, 2023
Dinesh Karthik and Ben Stokes reacted
Several international cricketers, including Dinesh Karthik and Ben Stokes, reacted to Curry’s catch on Twitter. The veteran Indian wicketkeeper tweeted, “One of the greatest catches of all time. How much distance does he cover before he dives..fehuuuu.” Whereas, the England Test skipper had a one word response, “filth”.
Has to be one of the greatest catches ever
The distance he covers before diving ..phewwwww 🤯🤯 https://t.co/IhOn5ecRzx
— DK (@DineshKarthik) June 17, 2023
Filth 🤯🤯 https://t.co/wUyMBPyCIw
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) June 16, 2023
Sussex registered a win
Currie’s catch gave Sussex an important 6-run victory over Hampshire. The Scottish cricketer shone with the ball as well, taking three wickets for just 27 runs in his four-over spell.
Despite this win, Sussex are 8th in the T20 Blast South Group with three wins from nine matches. While Hampshire is in fourth place. He lost his chance to move to third place after Friday’s defeat.