In a dramatic Asia Cup 2023 encounter between India and Nepal, the excitement was palpable as the world witnessed two cricketing powerhouses locking horns. Opting to bowl first, India was keen to make early inroads against Nepal.
In the over of Shami, the pacer unleashed a quick and short-pitched delivery directed down the leg side. Nepal’s opener, Kushal Bhurtel, responded with a pull shot, but the pace of the ball proved too much to handle. As the ball rushed towards Bhurtel’s gloves, it caught a faint edge, altering its trajectory.
The ball seemed destined to nestle safely into the wicketkeeper’s gloves, with Ishan Kishan behind the stumps ready to make a routine catch. However, in a bizarre turn of events, the ball slipped through Kishan’s grasp, leaving everyone in disbelief.
A catch that should have been as simple as a walk in the park turned into a nightmare for India. The ball continued its journey, with the fine leg fielder in pursuit. Ultimately, the ball had enough legs to reach the boundary ropes, gifting Nepal four runs.
This incident marked the third easy catch that India had let slip through their fingers in the match. Earlier, Shreyas Iyer had dropped a crucial catch at first slip, while another chance had gone begging when Virat dropped a sitter.