There is no doubt that the field standards have touched modern day cricket, and that players do not hesitate to throw their bodies to stop runs or take phenomenal catches. Over the years, the fieldwork effort seen on the boundary lines is one of the most breathtaking revolutions that has taken place in the captivating game. Relay catches have become a common sight these days as the players go full throttle to grab the ball.
A similar example was seen in the recent T20I of the three-match series England Women and India Women. During the match, Indian player Harleen Deol drew a spectacle to get rid of the English batter Amy Jones.
It all happened in the 19th innings of English women’s innings when Jones played a high ride over a wide long road. For a moment, it looked like the white ladder would sail across the border with ease, but Harleen had some other plans.
Harleen jumped perfectly to grab the ball, but the momentum pushed her to the boundary line. Before she passes, however, she throws the ball in the air and then makes a complete dive to complete the sensational catch.
Shikha Pandey, who bowled the delivery, resulting in a remarkable catch, shared a grasp of her teammate’s incredible effort and said they would henceforth refer to this type of catch as ‘Harleen catch’.
– Shikha Pandey (@shikhashauny) 9 July 2021
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar reckoned that it was ‘catch of the year’ for him.
‘It was a brilliant catch, @imharleenDeol. Definitely the catch of the year for me! ” tendulkar tweeted.
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 10 July 2021
Former English women’s cricket A cave also shared a video of the video and praised Harleen for the tremendous fieldwork performance.
– Isa Guha (@isaguha) 9 July 2021
Former Australian women’s cricket Lisa Sthalekar also praised Harleen for her sensational catch.
“OMG, @imharleenDeol, bow !! If we call it the best now, we will see this series! ” tweeted Sthalekar.
– Lisa Sthalekar (@ sthalekar93) 9 July 2021
Former England captain Nasser Hussain was much admired for Harleen’s brilliant fieldwork performance. He went to Twitter and wrote: “Seriously, what a catch !!!! Brilliant from Deol ”
Seriously what a catch !!!! Brilliant from Deol
– Nasser Hussain (@nassercricket) 9 July 2021
Daren Sammy, which lists West Indies as their 2016 T20 World Cup victory, shared its reaction on social media. He tweeted: “@ImharleenDeol simply incredible.”
– Daren Sammy (@ darensammy88) 10 July 2021
Former batsman from India VVS Laxman described it as a dignified catch. He said: ‘As a good catch that one will ever see on a cricket field by Harleen Deol. Absolutely top class. ”
As a good catch that one will ever see on a cricket field by Harleen Deol. Absolutely top class. https://t.co/CKmB3uZ7OH
VVS Laxman (@ VVSLaxman281) 10 July 2021
Legendary Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh bowed down before Harleen for her outstanding effort on the field.
‘Take a bend, man bend deep @imharleenDeol, it’s simply outstanding. Keep it up,” Harbhajan wrote on the microblog site.
Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 9 July 2021