The IPL 2022 has gotten off to a blockbuster start. The ten teams have played each other and the contest has been breathtaking. Apart from splendid batting and bowling, the fielding has been of phenomenal quality.
Sides have shown the importance of taut fielding. Shubman Gill pulled off an blinder in KKR’s first match against CSK. In the Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians match, Tim Seifert was at his athletic best and pulled off a catch out of nowhere.
David Willey brings his magic to the field
In the currently ongoing match of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, David Willey pulled off some magic for RCB. It was in the 5th over. The young and promising Akash Deep was bowling to Nitish Rana. Rana had come out with an all-guns-blazing approach and went for the slam-bam approach.
Akash Deep bowled a fastball which rushed onto Rana’s body and he had to play a hoick close to his body. Rana pulled the ball and it went up in the night sky on the legside. David Willey who was situated at short fine-leg had to run backward and had to cover a great distance. To everyone’s absolute surprise, Willey was ferociously quick and covered his ground very quickly. He dived and grabbed the catch at short square leg.
Twitter erupted in applause
The catch by Willey was majestic and was immediately praised by cricket fans and RCB supporters. Fans were short of superlatives to describe Willey’s effort and execution and were left spellbound. Here are some of the fan’s reactions on how reacted to the catch by this amazing player.
— Sam (@sam1998011) March 30, 2022
Akash Deep gets his 2nd wicket now, what a start by him and RCB. Brilliant catch by David Willey, KKR 3 down inside powerplay.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 30, 2022
— Ashutosh Srivastava (@kingashu1008) March 30, 2022
Whatta catch David Willey. CSK blood born winner.
— ` (@FourOverthrows) March 30, 2022
— Sports Yaari (@YaariSports) March 30, 2022
— Boyle🔔 (@Mahesh__maniac) March 30, 2022
— Madhuvi Stilinski (@madhuvii) March 30, 2022
Wow! What a catch chasing the ball by David Willey. KKR in all sorts of trouble. Which is okay cos i am backing RCB but also cos i have Russell in my side and need him to come out and hit a quick 40… #IPL
— brett Fish anderson (@BrettFishA) March 30, 2022