Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India’s Mr 360 degree batter Suryakumar Yadav snatched the T20 World Cup 2024 from South Africa’s jaw by picking a sensational catch to dismiss David Miller in the final over.

However, a couple of videos went viral on various social media platforms highlighting how the cushion of the boundary rope was apparently pushed back. On the other hand, some other videos also surfaced clearly indicating that the Indian fielder hadn’t made any contact with the boundary rope and had grabbed a clean catch.

Moreover, some sections of Australian media questioned the authenticity of the brilliant catch.

However, former India great Sunil Gavaskar has now come in support of Suryakumar and bashed the Australian media.

“There was also a question raised in an Australian paper about the fairness of the catch that Suryakumar Yadav took to dismiss David Miller in the final. All the replays were quite clear that SKY had done a marvellous balancing act as he took the catch and flicked the ball up in the air before he crossed the boundary rope and then jumped in the air and caught the ball within the boundary to complete a fabulous catch,” said Gavaskar during a recent interaction.

“Nobody questioned the catch, but the writer of the article did. He may be interested to see the video floating around of the 10 most blatant cheating acts done by the Aussies before trying to point a finger at SKY. Pot calling the kettle black indeed,” he added.

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