Chennai: New Zealand’s star spinner, Mitchell Santner, not only made waves with his exceptional bowling but also left fans in awe with an extraordinary catch during the World Cup group match against Afghanistan.
His brilliant fielding effort helped Trent Boult dismiss Ibrahim Zadran, solidifying New Zealand’s position as they defended a target of 289 runs.
The crucial wicket came when Ibrahim Zadran mistimed a pull shot, unintentionally sending the ball towards the fielder at square leg.
Mitchell Santner, stationed at that position, displayed athleticism and precision by taking a remarkable one-handed diving catch. Watch the spectacular catch here..
The catch was widely acclaimed on social media, with many dubbing it the ‘catch of the tournament.’
Here’s how internet reacted to the Santner’s brilliance in the field.