Watch cricket star’s ‘greatest catch of all time’ that Stokes calls a ‘joke’

Watch cricket star’s ‘greatest catch of all time’ that Stokes calls a ‘joke’

BEN STOKES led the plaudits after an incredible catch went viral from the Vitality T20 Blast 2024.

The brilliant moment occurred in the clash between Durham and Lancashire on Sunday.

X formerly Twitter / @DurhamCricketA Durham vs Lancashire clash saw an unbelievable catch[/caption]

X formerly Twitter / @DurhamCricketPaul Coughlin looked to be trying to avoid disaster when he made the catch[/caption]

X formerly Twitter / @DurhamCricketHis team-mates quickly raced to congratulate him as the clip went viral[/caption]

GettyEven Ben Stokes hailed the brilliance[/caption]

Paul Coughlin was the man who produced the brilliant catch with his follow through.

Lancashire’s batsmen Matthew Hurst was attempting to step down the track but instead got a leading edge on the ball.

The 31-year-old Coughlin initially dived to try and save himself, but he remarkably managed to get his hands around it for an awesome catch.

Durham’s official X account were quick to share footage of the jaw-dropping act.

They captioned the clip with: “OH MY WORD!!!! PAUL COUGHLIN.

“HOW HAVE YOU CAUGHT THAT!!!!”

It did not take long for it to start going viral on social media.

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And it soon caught the eye of England cricket legend Stokes.

The 33-year-old Test captain retweeted the footage and then captioned it: “What the heck…joke that.”

But he was not the only one to be amazed by it as cricket fans also lauded the catch.

One wrote: “My goodness, at first I thought he was getting hit… a catch in a million! Wow!”

Another called the catch “the greatest of all time”.

A fellow fan echoed that, writing: “Greatest catch of all time imo, can’t think of any better.”

A fourth said: “Absolutely phenomenal.”

What the heck… joke that.

Ben Stokes

The praise continued as another fan said: “Good job he caught it.. otherwise would have ended up in hospital.”

A sixth declared: “This has to be the craziest reflex caught and bowled.

“Nothing tops this I believe… Unless there is another that I don’t know about.”

While a seventh added: “One in a thousand catch.”

England Cricket fixtures summer 2024

Test

West Indies

First Test – July 10-14

Second Test – July 18-22

Third Test – July 26-30

Sri Lanka

First Test – August 21-25

Second Test – August 29 – September 2

Third Test – September 6-10

ODI

Australia – September 19, 21, 24, 27, 19

T20

Pakistan – May 22, 25, 28, 30

Australia – September 11, 13, 15

T20 World Cup

Scotland – June 4

Australia – June 8

Oman – June 13

Namibia – June 15

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