WATCH: Suryakumar Yadav takes juggling catch to dismiss David Miller in T20 World Cup 2024

Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav pulled off a phenomenal catch to dismiss David Miller in the T20 World Cup 2024. On Saturday, June 29, Men in Blue locked horns with South Africa in the summit clash of the tournament at the Kensington Oval, Barbados. India were playing their first T20 World Cup final after a decade, whereas it was South Africa’s first ever World Cup final. The game started with India skipper Rohit Sharma winning the toss and inviting the rivals to field first. 

On the first ball of the last over, Suryakumar pulled off an unreal catch to dismiss David Miller and turn the tide of the game. Miller played Hardik Pandya’s low-wide full toss to get it through the line, and while the ball was about to cross the boundary, Yadav pulled a juggling catch to send the Proteas cricketer back to the pavilion. Miller returned after scoring 21 runs off 17 balls, with a combination of four boundaries and one maximum. 

India restricted Aidren Makram-led side to 169 runs for eight wickets to end their 13-year-long  ICC trophy drought. After the game, Pandya said, “Very emotional, we’ve been working very hard and something was not clicking. But today we got what the whole nation wanted. More special for me, how my last 6 months were, I haven’t spoken a word. I knew that if I kept working hard I could shine and do what I could do. Getting an opportunity like this makes it more special. We always believed, it was just about executing our plans and staying calm and letting the pressure come to them.”

He added, “Credit to Jassi (Bumrah) and the other bowlers for those last 5 overs. Knew it would not help me if I wasn’t calm, wanted to commit 100% to every ball I’ve bowled. I’ve always enjoyed pressure. Very happy for him (Dravid), he’s been a wonderful man, really enjoyed working with him, to give him a farewell like this is wonderful, have had a very good relationship with him and became friends. Very happy for all the support staff.”

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