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IPL 2021: Mohammad Nabi breaks unique fielding record during SRH vs MI

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IPL 2021: Mohammed Nabi breaks unique fielding record during SRH vs MI

IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Mohammad Nabi had a field as he ended up in the IPL record books for his efforts during the game.

He was immaculate in the field, taking five catches, the most by a non-keeper in an IPL game.

The previous record was a tie between Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis, who had caught four each.

The Afghanistan veteran took catches of MI skipper Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, James Neesham, Krunal Pandya and Nathan Coulter Nile, becoming the first non-keeper to take five catches in an IPL game.

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“As a cricketer, it is difficult sitting on the bench and then being chosen for a game. It was our last match, so the management told me that I am free to play. I tried to bowl economical spells, Mumbai got off to a good start. I got an opportunity, it is tough to play a game after a long time,” said Nabi during a virtual post-match press conference.

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“When the catches come, will take it. Grabbing on to the chances is crucial, I focus on my fielding. I took five catches and it was good to take them,” added Nabi.

Overall in T20s. the record stands at seven catches by Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Upul Fernando, who did so in a T20 game in Colombo back in 2005.

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Among Indians, Aditya Tare has taken six catches in a T20 innings, during Mumbai’s win over Madhya Paresh in the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

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