Whether it is a century, a super over, a batting line-up, or the best fielding, all this has been seen in the first week of IPL 2020. In the 8th match of the tournament played between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, the Namibian player Nicholas Pooran surprised everyone with his charismatic fielding effort. Fans and the Twitterati are not tired of praising this player. The game itself was an encounter to remember for several more performances, but Pooran will be remembered for his superman flight near the boundary line.
Pooran helped the team reach a mammoth score by scoring an unbeaten 25 runs against the Royals in just eight balls with 1 boundary and three sixes. After this, he won everyone’s heart with his fielding effort. While chasing the title, Sanju Samson smashed an aerial shot in the 8th over of the innings. Everyone realized that this ball was going for a six. But on the boundary, Nicholas Pooran dived on the boundary and caught the catch, and while in the air, he threw the ball back into the field.
Pooran saved 4 sure runs on the ball but still, Royals won the game. Even master blaster Sachin Tendulkar had to praise Nicholas. During the match commentary, Kevin Pietersen also praised Puran’s fielding, and legendary fielder Jonty Rhodes also applauded him from the dugout. But, there is something you need to know about the player that might astonish you even more.
Nicholas Pooran’s cricketing career would have come to an end in 2015 only after he was injured in a car accident. He received serious injuries on both of his legs. The doctor advised him that he would hardly be able to play cricket again. He was bound to a wheelchair for a long time. Doctors advised Pooran to quit cricket. But Nicholas with strong will did not give up. He worked hard to fix the serious ankle injury after two surgeries. After a lot of therapies, he was able to stand on his feet again.
Another superstar of the game was Rahul Tevatia, who paved the way for Royals win in the game. After getting criticized by the fans as well as the commentators, for his slow batting, Rahul smashed 5 sixes in the 18th over of the game and changed the game completely. Fans can enjoy the ball by ball updates of each game on Cricdaddy IPL 2020 LIVE Updates.