IPL 2020, RR vs KKR: Sanju Samson’s spectacular hold sent KKR’s Pat Cummins back.© BCCI / IPL
After impressing with his contributions with the bat, Sanju Samson showed fine athleticism on the field by taking a remarkable catch as he jumped back to dismiss Pat Cummins of Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League (IPL) ) 2020. Cummins hooked a short ball. from Tom Curran to square leg, and Samson, running in from deep center of the wicket, nearly ran over the ball before regaining his balance and jumping back to grab the ball behind his head.
Spectacular Sanju grabs a blast.
– IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 30, 2020
The IPL tweeted a link to Samson’s capture and wrote the caption, “Spectacular Sanju grabs a blast.”
Sachin Tendulkar responded to Samson’s attempt where the fielder hit his head to the ground while completing the catch.
Samson fell over after grabbing the ball and seemed to have hit his head just as hard.
“Brilliant catch by @IamSanjuSamson!” Tendulkar tweeted. ‘I know how much it hurts when you hit your head on the floor like that. I experienced it during the 1992 World Cup in our game against the WI when I caught a fly ball. “
KKR finished 174/6, helped by Shubman Gill’s 47 and Eoin Morgan’s undefeated 34.
Samson batted consecutive half centuries for RR in their last two matches, including 85 off 42 balls against Kings XI Punjab to help his side achieve the highest successful pursuit in IPL.
RR chased 224 after Rahul Tewatia hit six sixes in eight balls and Jofra Archer 13 * of 3 with three sixes in the last pair of overs.
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