Thursday, January 21, 2021

Watch: Australia’s Alyssa Healy sets new Guinness World Record for highest catch of a cricket ball

Southern Stars wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy set a new world record as she entered the Guinness Record books for taking the highest catch. Alyssa caught the ball which was dropped from a height of 80 meters at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as part of the promotions for the ICC T20 World Cup next year. The ICC T20 World Cup will take place in Australia. It is the highest successful catch completed by a cricketer recorded. The ball was dropped from a drone from 80 meters in height. The record was previously held by Kristan Baumgartner of England in 2016.

Here is the video of the historic moment:

“It’s a nice correlation between what the ICC and Cricket Australia are trying to work towards in breaking the world record for attendance at a women’s sporting fixture for the final on International Women’s Day,” Healy said.

“It was a thrill to be part of a world record so, for everyone out there in Australia and around the world that wants to do the same thing, it’s easy for everyone to jump online and buy tickets to be part of something special. Hopefully the whole of Australia get behind it!” she added.

The 28-year-old had attempted a 64-metre catch before the record but was unsuccessful.

“After I didn’t get a hand on the first practice and then the next one went straight through my gloves there was cause for concern. You don’t get the cue from the ball going up in the air off the bat and it was swinging a lot on the way down because it just gets dropped.

“As you can tell in the video, it was pure elation to get it, I didn’t want everyone to come and not get the record so when I’d secured it in the gloves I carried on like a bit of a pork chop, but overjoyed to break the record,” Healy explained.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Top Articles

Recommended

Latest Article

VIDEO: T Natarajan gets royal welcome in hometown of Salem

Natarajan impressed the cricket fraternity with his fantastic bowling display in the team's tour of Australia. The pacer delivered the goods when...

Fulham 1-2 Manchester United: 5 Talking points as United reclaim their first spot

Manchester United defeated Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage to go back to the summit of the Premier League table. Ademola Lookman scored...

Aakash Chopra predicts the most expensive player in the upcoming auction

The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League turned out to be a grand success, thanks to BCCI for hosting the league...

See how Sri Lankan youngster caught in a sex scandal during 1st test match against England

England tour of Sri Lanka and one of the Lankan players caught in the sex scandal in the hotel rooms with a...

Must Read

VIDEO: T Natarajan gets royal welcome in hometown of Salem

Natarajan impressed the cricket fraternity with his fantastic bowling display in the team's tour of Australia. The pacer delivered the goods when...

Fulham 1-2 Manchester United: 5 Talking points as United reclaim their first spot

Manchester United defeated Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage to go back to the summit of the Premier League table. Ademola Lookman scored...

Aakash Chopra predicts the most expensive player in the upcoming auction

The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League turned out to be a grand success, thanks to BCCI for hosting the league...

See how Sri Lankan youngster caught in a sex scandal during 1st test match against England

England tour of Sri Lanka and one of the Lankan players caught in the sex scandal in the hotel rooms with a...