CSK vs LSG: Watch - Deepak Hooda pulls off brilliant diving catch to dismiss Daryl Mitchell

Updated - 23 Apr 2024, 08:23 PM

Deepak Hooda, Daryl Mitchell
Deepak Hooda, Daryl Mitchell [PC: X]

Deepak Hooda, on Tuesday (April 23), took a brilliant catch to send back Daryl Mitchell in the ongoing game between Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The New Zealand batsman was promoted to number three after CSK lost the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane in the first over itself. LSG captain KL Rahul pulled up an absolute blinder behind the stumps to send back Rahane and give his team the first breakthrough.

Daryl Mitchell and Ruturaj Gaikwad then steadied the ship. Both the batters were looking well set and it looked like CSK won't lose any more wickets in the powerplay. However, Daryl Mitchell had to return to the pavilion in the final over of the powerplay due to a brilliant effort from Deepak Hooda.

On the third ball of the sixth over, the New Zealand star went for a pull shot against a short ball from Yash Thakur. While he made a decent connection with the ball, he could not keep his shot grounded. At first, it looked like the ball would sail over Deepak Hooda's head at mid-wicket. However, Hooda dived to his left and caught the ball in a brilliant fashion to give LSG the second breakthrough.

Watch the catch from Deepak Hooda:

Daryl Mitchell departed after scoring 11 runs off 10 balls. The latest failure will put the batter under more pressure as he has failed to deliver with the bat so far. In six games, he has managed to score a modest 135 runs with a top score of 34 and a strike-rate of 125.

While Mitchell has been under pressure to deliver, he has the full backing of the CSK team management. Recently, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming threw his support behind the batter and backed him to do well with the bat.

"He has been contributing without giving star performances. We like to back players a lot and it is not always the Man-of-the-Match performance that we value the most," said Fleming.


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