While Varun Chakravarthy is not really known for his fielding, he took a brilliant diving catch to send back Prithvi Shaw in the ongoing game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024.

Prithvi Shaw and his opening partner David Warner had no option but to go big right from the word go after KKR finished their innings on a mammoth total of 272/7. In the first over of the chase, Prithvi Shaw hit Mitchell Starc for two fours to get going.

However, the right-handed batsman did not last long and had to depart in the very second over after the impressive catch from Varun Chakravarthy. On the fourth ball of the over bowled by Vaibhav Arora, there was an LBW appeal against Prithvi Shaw after the DC batter was beaten by an inswinger.

And on the very next delivery, the out-of-favour India opener had to return to the dressing room. Prithvi Shaw miscued his shot towards mid-on against a delivery that came in at the last moment. At first, it looked like the ball would fall just in front of Varun Chakravarthy. However, the KKR spinner put in a timely dive and caught the ball just inches above the surface.

Watch the catch from Varun Chakravarthy:

Prithvi Shaw departed after scoring 10 runs off seven balls. The right-handed batsman did not get a chance in the playing eleven in the first two games of the season before DC recalled him after losing both games. In his first game of IPL 2024, he played a fine knock of 43 runs to help DC beat Chennai Super Kings and get off the mark in the tournament.

Talking about the ongoing game, Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi’s whirlwind knocks helped KKR post 272/7, their highest-ever IPL score. Narine scored 85 from 39 balls while 18-year-old Raghuvanshi scored 54 off just 27 balls. Andre Russell (41 off 19) and Rinku Singh (26 off 8) also played crucial knocks for the two-time IPL winners.


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