This is one of those clips that no matter how many times you watch it, your brain is really going to struggle to work out what it has just witnessed.
Stationed at long-on, with the ball seemingly destined for nothing but six, the Kings XI Punjab man flung himself backwards to somehow prevent that happening.
In what many are dubbing as the greatest piece of individual fielding they’ve ever seen, Pooran somehow managed to pluck the ball out of the air and fling it back into play in a stunning show of athleticism.
UNBELIEVABLE fielding from Nicholas Pooran! ??— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) September 27, 2020
That is absolutely sensational. The best save in IPL history? ?#Dream11IPL
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Unsurprisingly Twitter was taken aback by the effort.
That is the best piece of fielding you’ll ever see from Pooran!!!! Wow!!! ???? #IPL2020— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) September 27, 2020
Pooran has just produced one of the greatest fielding saves I have ever seen. That was almost two yards over the rope and to pull it back….Wow! Where is this standard of fielding going to take us next….— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 27, 2020
Nicholas Pooran has just pulled off one of the great saves in the game of cricket. Unbelievable awareness.— Ian bishop (@irbishi) September 27, 2020
If there’s footage of any fielding more impressive than this, please send it our way.
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