WATCH: KL Rahul takes a sensational juggling catch to get rid of Shai Hope in DC vs LSG clash | IPL 2024

May 14, 2024

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In a high-stakes Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 encounter against the Delhi Capitals (DC) at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) captain KL Rahul executed a breathtaking juggling catch to dismiss Shai Hope. This stunning effort left the crowd in awe and prompted LSG owner Sanjiv Goenka to rise from his seat and applaud the skipper’s extraordinary feat.

Early struggles despite winning the toss

Despite winning the toss and opting to field first, LSG did not immediately capitalize on the decision. An early wicket of Jake Fraser-McGurk provided some momentum, but the partnership between Shai Hope and Abhishek Porel soon stabilized the Capitals’ innings. The duo played confidently, steering their team deep into the innings as both added 92 runs for the second wicket in just eight overs.

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The juggling masterpiece from KL Rahul

The moment of magic came on the third ball of the ninth over, delivered by Ravi Bishnoi. Bowling a well-placed leg-break on a length outside off stump, Bishnoi induced a cut shot from Hope. The ball rocketed towards the cover region where Rahul was stationed. Initially, Rahul grasped the ball but it slipped from his hands, seemingly a missed opportunity. However, displaying remarkable agility and presence of mind, Rahul swiftly followed the deflecting ball and made an acrobatic sideways leap to secure the catch. This incredible display of skill and determination transformed what seemed like a misfield into a spectacular dismissal.

Here’s the video:

Appreciation all around as KL keeps his calm to take it on the second attempt 😍#DCvLSG #TATAIPL #IPLonJioCinema

— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 14, 2024

Applause from Sanjiv Goenka

Witnessing the rigorous determination and exceptional athleticism of his captain, LSG owner Goenka was all smiles. He stood up and lauded Rahul’s effort, a gesture that highlighted the skipper’s leadership and commitment to the team’s cause. Rahul’s catch was more than just a display of personal brilliance; it was a pivotal moment that galvanized the team. The spectacular dismissal not only boosted LSG’s morale but also underscored Rahul’s exceptional fielding abilities and his dedication to leading by example.

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