Maxwell’s catch at the mid-wicket boundary during the 4th ODI between England & Australia is still making headlinesThrowing the ball into the air to go outside the boundary line and then coming back in to complete the catch – Not even Jonty Rhodes, who is widely credited to have re-invented the art of fielding in modern cricket, could have boasted of such credentials back then, which is a testimony to how rapidly the game has changed in the last decade or so.With the rise of T20 cricket, the game is becoming faster by the day and the class of fielding has massively improved now. Even a single run saved or a catch held on to can make a huge difference now in the larger context of things. Fielders have accordingly honed their skills and with the high athleticism on display, the game of cricket has witnessed some outstanding catches, especially close to the boundary line.Let us look at the ten best boundary catches from the recent past.
#10 Sachin Tendulkar
You just can’t keep Sachin Tendulkar out of any cricket list, can you? Anyone who watched the 2003-04 India-Pakistan series would fondly remember Tendulkar's famous catch on the boundary to dismiss Inzamam. Inzamam had surely thought that the ball would be sailing over the rope but Tendulkar timed his jump to perfection and then did a delicate balancing act to complete the catch cleanly.