Mohammed Kaif’s uncustomary pickup: The former Indian cricketer had an exceptional match on the field last night.
During the third match of the ongoing Road Safety World Series between India Legends and Sri Lanka Legends in Mumbai, India batsman Mohammad Kaif registered an all-round day which saw him fielding exceptionally well followed by playing a vital innings in a five-wicket Indian victory.
Kaif’s heroics began on the penultimate delivery of the powerplay when Sri Lanka opening batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana (21) flicked a Munaf Patel delivery. Kaif, who was fielding at the boundary, ran in from his position to pick up the ball with his feet before throwing back to India wicket-keeper Sameer Dighe.
Kaif’s amazing effort saw the fans instantly engaging with him from the boundary. There were chants of “Kaif Kaif” on the ground every time the ball came towards him.
Not disappointing his fans by any bit, the 39-year old grabbed two outstanding boundary catches to dismiss Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan (23) and batsman Chamara Kapugedara (23).
Coming in to bat at No. 3 in the first over itself while chasing a 139-run target, Kaif scored a vital 46 (45) with the help of four fours and a six.
It was India all-rounder Irfan Pathan who sealed victory for India in the penultimate over on the back of a commanding half-century. Having scored 57* (31) with the help of six fours and three sixes, Pathan was India’s top-scorer in a match which saw the likes of Sachin Tendulkar (0), Virender Sehwag (3) and Yuvraj Singh (1) getting out cheaply.
Mohammed Kaif’s uncustomary pickup
— faceplatter49 (@faceplatter49) March 11, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— gaurav_rp (@gaurav7_rp) March 10, 2020
Those chants of ‘Mohammed Kaif…. Mohammed Kaif’ in the stadium after he took the first catch 😍😍#RoadSafetyWorldSeries
— Arvind Vashishth (@sensiblecricfan) March 10, 2020
Sabko hatao, legends ko wapas team me lo bhai! Irfan Pathan and Mohammed Kaif 🤩 This series is such a nostalgia for us 90s kids! #RoadSafetyWorldSeries
— Guss (@virikian) March 10, 2020
Thou shall not pass Mohammed Kaif. Electric on the field, forever.#RoadSafetyWorldSeries
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) March 10, 2020
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