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On the third day of the third test match between India and South Africa, Keegan Pietersen of South Africa took such a catch that the viewers were shocked. Even Pujara himself could not believe this catch of Pietersen. On the second ball of the day, Pujara scored 9 runs and was dismissed by Marco Jensen. Seeing the catch taken by Pietersen standing on the leg gully, South Africa’s legendary fielder Jonty Rhodes was remembered. In the very next over, Ajinkya Rahane also lost his wicket after scoring 1 run.
The video of Pietersen’s catch is becoming fiercely viral on social media. People are praising Pietersen fiercely. His teammate from South Africa team Tabrez Shamsi tweeted and wrote Oh my goodness.
Pietersen showed his power with the bat too
Pietersen was the leading run scorer for South Africa in the first innings. He scored 72 runs with the help of 9 fours. Pietersen did not get much support from other batsmen. Pietersen was dismissed as South Africa’s eighth wicket in the 65th over. After the match he said that I like to bat at number three, I have batted there for most of my career. We have two high class openers, though they are going through tough times right now.
Rhodes got man of the match due to fielding
In 1993, Jonty Rhodes held a world record which remains unbroken till date. Rhodes took 5 catches as a fielder against West Indies at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai and was awarded Man of the Match.
Jonty Rhodes is counted among the best fielders in the world
You will be surprised to know that Rhodes was not even playing in that match. Not only this, Jonty Rhodes also has the title of Best Run Out of All Time. Jonty achieved this run out in the 1992 World Cup match against Pakistan by dismissing Inzamam-ul-Haq. In that World Cup match, Rhodes ran out Inzamam-ul-Haq by running fast and then jumping in the air towards the wicket.