Watch: 140kg Rakheem Cornwall Takes Freak Catch At Slip
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Watch: 140kg Rakheem Cornwall Takes Freak Catch At Slip

Rakheem Cornwall
Rakheem Cornwall (Courtesy: Twitter)

Rakheem Cornwall is the heaviest man in world cricket at the moment but his reflexes, anticipations and ability to dive is as good as anyone. After missing out on the first-two Tests, Rakheem Cornwall was picked up for the final Test at Manchester as he hogged the limelight with a fine catch at slips on Day 1.

To begin with, captain Jason Holder deploying Cornwall to field at slips shows the kind of faith he has on the ‘big man’. The native from where Cornwall belongs, his build, is natural and he has been fondly called as ‘jumbo’ over the years. But Cornwall, the 140kg cricketer, proved his prowess with a fine catch.

Cornwall, who was acing his look with the double cap at slips, made sure he did not let the ball slip off his hands as he took a sharp catch to dismiss Rory Burns off a delivery from Roston Chase. Burns played a fine knock of 57 runs from 147 deliveries, laced with four boundaries, before he was sent packing.

Check out the brilliance here:

Day 1 in the final Test belonged to England as they scored 258/4 at stumps with Ollie Pope (91) staring at century early on Day 2.