Watch: Kaif takes a brilliant catch to dismiss Kapugedera
Mohammed Kaif is one of the greatest fielders during his heydays. He is known for taking brilliant catches on the field and sometimes, we run short of adjectives or superlatives to describe the superman kind of fielder. He was 90’s kids’ favourite player. Besides his impressive fielding skills, he was a handy batsman for India.
Case in point, during the ongoing Road Safety World Series at the DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Mumbai between the Indian legends and Sri Lankan legends, Mohammed Kaif took a brilliant catch to remind us that he still has got a lot of steam left in him.
Kaif’s stunning catch dismissed Chamara Kapugedera and the latter thought of sending the ball over the boundary ropes off Zaheer Khan’s delivery but little did he know that the best fielder would be right in place to take a brilliant diving catch, which deserves a big round of applause.
Even India batting great Sachin Tendulkar was also seen lauding the catch taken by Kaif.
I know it will be deleted so #watch it.
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Chasing a target of 139, India Legends didn’t get off to a good start as they lost Sachin Tendulkar for zero runs in the very first over of the innings. Soon after that, Virender Sehwag (3) and Yuvraj Singh (1) were sent back to the pavilion and thus reducing India to 19/3 in the fifth over.
Mohammad Kaif and Sanjay Bangar then showed some resistance by constructing 43 runs for the fourth wicket. But they failed to put the team in a comfortable position as their partnership came to an end during the 11th over as Rangana Herath dismissed Bangar (18).
The game was still on as 58 runs required from 34 balls and Kaif (46) was also dismissed. It was then Irfan Pathan shifted the momentum in favour of India Legends in the final overs as he kept smashing boundaries at will and eventually found a good ally in Manpreet Gony. Pathan and Gony went on to put up a liaison of 58 runs, taking India to a win by five wickets and with eight balls to spare.