Being a fielder is not that easy because he needs to possess a truckload of concentration and focus. Yes, he needs to be alert on the field else he might make a silly mistake, which might cost the team in the end result.
As a fielder, it is absolutely imperative to remain alert at any fielding position. The fielders play a substantial role in stopping the flow of runs by putting in acrobatic dives on the field.
Besides saving crucial runs, they are also responsible for taking spellbound catches during the passage of the play. We have seen fielders giving it all to stop the ball from touching the boundary or going over the rope.
On this day: AB de Villiers took a flying catch in 2018
AB de Villiers who represented Delhi Daredevils (Delhi Capitals now) and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League has done incredibly well for both teams during his stint in the IPL.
He succeeded as a batsman and as a fielder. However, spent the majority of his stint at Royal Challengers Bangalore where he created so many memories at the club over the years.
One of the most iconic moments that will always be remembered by the fans was when he turned ‘Superman’ to take a flying catch in the IPL 2018 edition to dismiss Alex Hales.
The incident happened when Moeen Ali who was playing for RCB at that time bowled a short-pitched delivery a tad outside the off-stump. It tempted Alex Hales to go for the big shot.
While he thought that his strike was so clean and that would go for a six, AB de Villiers defied physics and then took a mesmerizing catch in his right hand. This iconic moment is still remembered even today and it’s been five years now.
Peak of fielding https://t.co/wfeQBi3E56
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He already knew it’s gonna be awesome catch pic.twitter.com/1HlY2OuH5KAdvertisement
— Mr.Yadav (@MigTrader) May 17, 2023
I watched it on Live.
That was one of the Best I've ever seen.
Next to that is Boult's catch of Virat Kohli If I am not wrong.
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which one do you like? pic.twitter.com/7i0qqJEYpl
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ABRAHAM BENJAMIN THE GOD DE VILLIERS 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/VnZ4q4DHhT
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Alien Devilliers ❤️Advertisement
— Faiz Fazel (@theFaizFazel) May 17, 2023
Superman De Villiers ❤️
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Great catch 👌💥❤️Advertisement
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