Yusuf Pathan on his stunning Virat Kohli catch: It was like plucking mangoes

Yusuf Pathan’s one-handed stunner to get Virat Kohli out killed Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB’s) hopes against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their clash Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) match Monday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowler Shakib Al Hasan , 2nd form left, celebrates with Yusuf Pathan the wicket of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli during their IPL 2018 match in Hyderabad on Monday.(AP)
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowler Shakib Al Hasan , 2nd form left, celebrates with Yusuf Pathan the wicket of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli during their IPL 2018 match in Hyderabad on Monday.(AP)
Updated on May 08, 2018 02:10 PM IST
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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) veteran Yusuf Pathan has likened his one-handed stunner to dismiss Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) batting mainstay and skipper Virat Kohli with plucking mangoes from trees, while bantering with his brother Irfan Pathan on social media. (SRH vs RCB highlights)

Yusuf pulled off a stunning catch on Monday night to dash RCB’s hopes of a win in a tricky chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad. (SRH vs RCB scorecard)

The one-handed grab from Yusuf off Shakib Al Hasan, while fielding at short third man, came at a crucial point in the game, and help restrict Kohli’s innings to a 30-ball 39. (IPL 2018 standings)

The ball from the Bangladeshi spinner had risen sharply on Kohli, who, surprised with the bounce, could not prevent a leading edge which flew towards Yusuf, who thoroughly enjoyed his effort.

The best comment on social media came from the cricketer himself when his cricketer-turned-commentator brother posed a question on social media.

Irfan asked, “ (Sic) Ye catch tha ya Aam todaa hay?? (Have you taken a catch or plucked a mango?)”

Yusuf was funny in his reply, as he said, “(Sic) Bachpan m itne aam tode hain humne sath m abtk adat nahi gayi. (We plucked so many mangoes in our childhood together that the habit still remains)”.

Pathan’s effort was celebrated by the fans too.

SRH will now travel to New Delhi for their game against Delhi Daredevils (DD) on Thursday, May 10, at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium.

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