IPL 2024 [WATCH]: Matheesha Pathirana takes a flying catch to dismiss David Warner; MS Dhoni loves it

Mar 31, 2024

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In the 13th match of IPL 2024, Chennai Super Kings’ Matheesha Pathirana pulled off a sensational one-handed catch to dismiss the dangerous Delhi Capitals (DC) opener David Warner. Fans and experts have termed the grab as the ‘catch of the tournament’ so far.

After DC opted to bat first, Warner was firing on all cylinders, having reached his fifty off just 32 deliveries. Partnering with Prithvi Shaw, he put CSK bowlers under pressure with a 93-run partnership.

Remarkable One-Handed Grab from Matheesha Pathirana

In the 10th over, Warner attempted his trademark reverse-lap shot off a slower, full toss delivery from Mustafizur Rahman. While he struck the ball cleanly, the placement found Pathirana stationed at third man. With exceptional athleticism, Pathirana dived full length, reaching behind his body with one hand to snatch the ball out of mid-air in a gravity-defying display.

Here’s the video:

𝗦𝗧𝗨𝗡𝗡𝗘𝗥 🤩

Matheesha Pathirana takes a one hand diving catch to dismiss David Warner who was on song tonight

Watch the match LIVE on @JioCinema and @StarSportsIndia 💻📱#TATAIPL | #DCvCSK | @ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/sto5tnnYaj

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 31, 2024

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The sheer brilliance of the catch left everyone stunned, including Warner himself. He acknowledged Pathirana’s effort with a nod as he walked back to the pavilion, visibly disappointed at missing out on a potentially match-winning knock.

Former CSK captain MS Dhoni also appreciated Pathirana for his stunning effort.

MSD’s reaction post that Flying catch💥
He’s happy and So are we😎💫💛

Matheesha Pathirana, You’re GOAT.#DCvsCSK pic.twitter.com/hnyU5cIrcc

— Hustler (@HustlerCSK) March 31, 2024

Crucial Wicket for CSK

Pathirana’s exceptional catch came at a critical juncture in the match. Warner and Shaw’s partnership was threatening to take the game away from CSK. This dismissal provided a much-needed breakthrough for the Super Kings, potentially shifting the momentum in their favour.

Pathirana’s effort has not only secured him a place among the top contenders for the ‘Catch of the Season’ award but has also highlighted his exceptional fielding skills. Cricket fans will be eagerly waiting to see what other moments of magic he can produce on the field throughout the season.

Also READ: Here’s why Mumbai Indians couldn’t trade Rohit Sharma to Delhi Capitals before IPL 2024

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