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What they are widely celebrated for is their bowling prowess or their dexterous deliveries. But a little insight into their sheer determination in the field would delve us deeper and drive us into lesser known facts about their acute athleticism. Their fielding, sometimes coupled with elegant dives, can any fine day defeat any reputed athletes of any fields whatsoever. Here is a list of 5 such best caught and bold dismissals by these 5 reputed cricketers of all times:-
Dwayne Bravo Dismissing Shane Warne – The Caribbean all-rounder with a plenty of flair and skill has always some handy whenever the West Indies team needed him, be it with his batting experiences or with those bowling supremacies of his. But another feather that seemingly shines on his hat is his fielding prowess. Capable to field like a typhoon, this 5’10” Trinidadian is a marvel while catching. It was the third test match of Australia versus West Indies series in Adelaide in 2005 that this fiery dived on to his left with his full throttle to dismiss the Aussie spin-giant Shane Warne. As a part of celebration, Bravo encircled almost the half of the ground in exclamation.
Andrew Symonds Dismissing Mark Boucher– In the 2001/02 VB series held between Australia and South Africa, notable for his fielding abilities, this Australian all-rounder proved his ethnic fielding skills once again. In the quest of making the South African wicketkeeper -cum-batsman walk down to the pavilion, Symonds did take a long leap forward, diving in a spectacular fashion and wheeling with the ball stuck right in his left hand, firm and solid.
Mitchell Johnson Dismissing Alviro Petersen – The 2012 spectacular test series between Australia and South Africa was made even made more eye-catching when this Australian speed-star took an overhead catch of Alviro Petersen. Bowling on the home pitch of the Africans at Perth, the moustache-man Johnson ran like a reckless brute and caught down the ball firmly, thereby giving the Afros a severe opening blow in the test.
Andy Bichel Dismissing Makhaya Ntini – It was the VB series of 2001-02 between Australia and South Africa that this legend pace bowler dismissed Makhaya Ntini of South Africa, thereby bundling the Africans within the total of just 106 runs in 38.2 overs. South Africa perceived a scavenger-like typhoon flying past the non-striker batsman to his extreme right and pouncing exactly like a lion, with his white hair looked much like the mane of a lion and the yellow jersey matching more like the exact one.
Shane Bond Dismissing Cameroon White – As the name suggests, he is literally the Bond. Like any canon, his bowling too has got pace, tempo and momentum. Like any other reputed bowling figures, his bowling too has certain good qualities, but his added quality if superb athleticism further aggravates his deadliness. Synthesized with the amazing quality of both speed and technique, he was definitely the most skilled fast bowler of New Zealand till date. But, a golden evidence of his athleticism demands an insight into the exquisite caught and bold dismissal against the Australians in the bilateral series of 2007. With this outstanding dismissal of the Australian middle-order batsman Cameron White, Australia was humbled to 108 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in just 39 overs.