“If You Don’t Put Your Hands There…”: On Ravi Bishnoi’s ‘Best Catch’, Jonty Rhodes’ Epic Comment

Lucknow Super Giants’ march in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is on. They registered their thirs win by beating Gujarat Titan on Sunday. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis‘ fine half-century was complimented brilliantly by pacer Yash Thakur‘s fifer as they guided Lucknow Super Giants to a comfortable 33-run win over Gujarat Titans in their IPL 2024 match on Sunday. Opting to bat, LSG rode on Stoinis’ 58 off 43 balls and his 73-run stand off 62 balls with skipper KL Rahul (33 off 31) for the third wicket to score 163 for 5.

LSG spinner Ravi Bishnoi catch’s of GT batter Kane Williamson was one of the highlights of the game. It is already being hailed as the ‘best catch’ of 2024. Bishnoi caught Williamson off his own bowling as he leapt sideways to dismiss the New Zealand batter.

Jonty Rhodes, LSG fielding coach, decoded the catch and praised Bishnoi.

“If you don’t put your hands there, you never know. Someone like Ravi, he completely exhausts me and never misses a single day of practice. If we’re at the ground, he will take catches every single day. So, he works hard on his bowling, not so hard on his batting. But when it comes to fielding, he is never sitting in the dug-out and never hiding in the dressing room,” Rhodes said.

“You can have some difficulties when you’re bowling and you have to react like that. The great thing about that catch was that he went backwards and gave himself time. Often when you see the ball, go you across with hard hands. So seeing that reaction in less than a second was great.”

Meanwhile, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Yash Thakur on Sunday registered the second-best bowling figures for LSG in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 25-year-old pacer achieved this feat during the IPL match against Gujarat Titans (GT) at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium.

In the match, Yash ended up with figures of 5/30 in four overs at an economy rate of 7.82. He got the wickets of Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmed.

The best figures by an LSG bowler in IPL history is by England’s Mark Wood, who registered 5/14 in four overs against Delhi Capitals (DC) last year.

Yash Thakur became the third bowler to bag a five-for against GT after Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) star Umran Malik (5/25) at Wankhede, 2022 and SRH veteran Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/30) in Ahmedabad, 2023.

LSG won the toss and opted to bat first. The hosts were reduced to 18/2 at one point. A 73-run partnership between skipper KL Rahul (33 in 31 balls, with three fours) and Marcus Stoinis (58 in 43 balls, with four boundaries and two sixes) put LSG in a decent position again.

Later, knocks from Nicholas Pooran (32* in 22 balls, with three sixes) and Ayush Badoni (20 in 11 balls, with three fours) helped LSG put a moderate 163/5 in their 20 overs.

Umesh Yadav (2/22) and Rashid Khan (1/28) were among the wickets for GT.

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