There are a plethora of talented cricketers in the present era and the competition is getting higher and tougher these days. Players are raising their standards when it matters the most. Cricketers are willing to do everything for the team.
They are hitting sixes, taking wickets, taking sensational catches on the field. We often praise the batsmen and bowlers for their achievements on the field but we miss out on praising the fielders who also deserve equal praise and attention.
Fielders play a substantial role in saving important runs for the side. Sometimes, those couple of runs saved during the passage of play would really matter in the end.
We have seen teams winning the games by 1 or 2 runs and it wouldn’t have been possible without fielders. For some fielders, taking acrobatic catches is something that comes from within and they take it with such ease.
At times, they make us forget how difficult the catch is as they make it look so easy. The franchise cricket leagues like IPL, BBL has witnessed astounding catches.
Logan Van Beek takes a gem of a catch
During the New Zealand’s Super Smash League, Logan Van Beek stole the spotlight as he took a sensational catch to get rid of Brett Hampton. The eye-catching incident took place during the match between Auckland and Wellington when Van Beek took a one-handed screamer.
During the 10th over of Northern Knights’ innings, Wellington captain Michael Bracewell delivered a short-pitched ball which tempted Brett Hampton to go for a big shot.
The batsman tried to sweep the ball and as the ball travelled as far as it could, it lacked enough elevation as it landed between deep mid-wicket and deep square-leg region.
Meanwhile, Logan appeared all of a sudden to take a stunning piece of catch. The all-rounder drew plaudits for sprinting at maximum speed with grit and determination where he reached the place on time to complete a good catch.
It is arguably one of the best catches of this year. The video clip of the catch spread like wildfire on social media portals. BY sport cricket posted the video on their official handle and it went viral in no time. Fans chipped in with comments to praise the Dutch-Kiwi all-rounder.
Ben Stokes heaps praise on Logan Van Beek
The catch was so good that it even caught the attention of English all-rounder Ben Stokes. The all-rounder who is also a terrific fielder was taken aback after watching the video clip. He took to his social media account and had a few words to say about the catch.
Stokes clearly ran short of words to describe the catch. He wrote: “What the…” The England all-rounder’s expression just told the whole story. Logan Van Beek’s name trended on social media platforms. Van Beek ended up on the winning side as Wellington secured a brilliant win.