Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has set a new Guinness World Record for the highest catch of a cricket ball
In a challenge organised at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London by Sky Sports, Nasser Hussain managed to catch a ball dropped from a Batcam drone which was flying at 32 meters high.
A decent fielder during his playing days, Hussain did not look satisfied with his first attempt and increased the difficulty in the next two attempts. The cricketer turned commentator went on to catch the ball from an even greater height of 49 meters amid windy condition. The ball reached an approximate speed of 74 mph before landing safely in Hussain’s safe hands.
The third attempt, where the ball was falling from 400 feet, went completely wrong as Hussain failed to judge the catch.
After the event, Hussain, who represented England in 96 Tests and 88 ODIs, said: “Sky Sports are always looking to push the limits and be innovative in their approach to coverage, and this was certainly a very different experience for me.”
“It was great fun to spend the morning attempting to catch cricket balls dropped from a drone at the home of cricket – something I never thought I would do. But I am looking forward to giving my hands a rest and getting back to the commentary box for the upcoming Test match,” he concluded.
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