In the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, the Indian cricket team has made a strong start in their second game against Afghanistan. In the initial 15 overs, they managed to secure three crucial wickets, restricting Afghanistan to just 70 runs on the scoreboard.

One standout moment that has taken the internet by storm is Shardul Thakur’s remarkable catch at the boundary ropes, which dismissed the dangerous Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Gurbaz had been playing a steady innings, but Hardik Pandya’s well-executed bouncer in the 13th over tempted him into a pull shot.

Thakur showcased incredible athleticism as he leaped to make the catch, but it didn’t end there. He skillfully threw the ball in the air just before he was about to tumble over the boundary ropes, re-entered the field of play, and completed the catch. The video of this breathtaking catch has been making rounds across social media platforms, earning Thakur widespread praise.

WATCH: Shardul Thakur stunning catch against AFGHANISTAN

Interestingly, this catch draws parallels with a similar outstanding catch made by New Zealand’s Trent Boult in a recent match against the Netherlands. Both catches are nothing short of spectacular and are likely to be considered as contenders for the “Catch of the Tournament” title.

In the world of cricket, such moments of brilliance add a unique charm to the game, leaving fans in awe of the incredible skills displayed by these athletes. As the ICC World Cup 2023 unfolds, cricket enthusiasts can expect more thrilling moments and remarkable displays of talent from players worldwide.

By Ritik Sharma

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