Wellington, March 21: He is one of the oldest players at ICC World Cup 2015. But that did not stop New Zealand's Daniel Vettori from pulling off a stunning one-handed catch during their quarter-final against West Indies today.
Vettori, at 36 years, showed how good a fielder he can be at this age when most cricketers will be contemplating retirement.
The left-hander's outstanding catch came on the first ball of the 10th over bowled by Trent Boult. Marlon Samuels smashed the ball towards third man where Vettori just leapt and grabbed the ball with his left hand. The entire stadium was stunned and so was the batsman.
Looking at this, Vettori's teammates rushed towards him and congratulated. Soon, 'What a catch' and Vettori started trending on Twitter. The fielder's reaction was so cool. He completed the catch and just stood there as if it was an easy take.
Watch the video here
Here are some of the cricketers and fans reactions from Twitter
pic.twitter.com/7DfI3wGBxw what a catch— RAKESH (@RakeshKumar9898) March 21, 2015
OMG!!!! What a catch!!!!! SPECTACULAR!!!!! VETTORI #NZvWI— Shailendra Pradhan (@pradhanbjp) March 21, 2015
Oh my god, what a catch-dan Vettori, leaping like a salmon!!!!— Neil Fairbrother (@Harv366) March 21, 2015
Daniel Vettori denies run to the opposition. He is Denial Vettori.— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 21, 2015
That has got to be one of the catches of this World Cup !!! The evergreen Daniel Vettori ... Magnificent !!— Ian Botham (@BeefyBotham) March 21, 2015
Daniel Vettori!!! The catch of the World Cup! #CWC15— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) March 21, 2015
What's The Story Dan Vettori #ClassicCasualCatches— Wil Anderson (@Wil_Anderson) March 21, 2015
WHAT A CATCH and most coolest reaction by Vettori.— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) March 21, 2015