Top 5 catches in the history of the IPL
- IPL has witnessed some miraculous catches over the years, and these 5 were purely magical.
#4 AB de Villiers (Delhi Daredevils) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, April 2010
Back in 2010, when a young AB de Villiers was part of the Delhi outfit, he pulled off one of the most magnificent catches at the boundary ropes you will ever see. The incident occurred during the final stages of a game Delhi were comfortably winning.
Chasing 184 for victory, Bangalore were at 137/7 in 18 overs. Umesh Yadav, the Delhi bowler was smashed to long-on by Praveen Kumar. The tail-ender seemed to find the sweet spot of the bat with the shot as the ball was sailing towards the crowd. But De Villiers stunned the crowd with a brilliant one-handed effort near the ropes.
He leapt full stretch, plucking the ball and fell vertically down to avoid touching the ropes to complete a screamer of a catch. The South African is known for his outrageous fielding skills but this was an out of the world catch and one of the best the IPL has seen.Published 15 Mar 2017, 12:41 IST