cricket's most expensive dropped catches
ON 30/10/2022 VIRAT KOHLI DROPPED AIDEN MARKRAM AND A BREAKTRHOUGH WAS PREVENTED. WHILE SUCH THINGS HURT FANS, ITS VERY COMMON IN A GAME.
LETS LOOK AT SOME COSTLY DROPS PLAYERS HAVE MADE SO FAR.
Ashley Giles dropped Ricky Ponting in the 2006 Ashes series. Aussies were reeling at 65/3 after England scored 551. Ponting was dropped on 35 and he went on to score 142. Australia won by 6 wickets.
Kiran More dropped Graham Gooch when he had only scored 36 runs. Gooch went on to score 333 and England beat India by 247 runs and took the series 1-0 in the 1990 test series.
Marlon Samuels dropped Martin Guptill in the 2015 ICC World Cup. Guptill hit one shot straight to Samuels at square leg which was dropped. Guptill went on to score 237 runs, an ODI double-century.
In the 1997 Ashes series it was 1-1 win for both teams. England were 172 all out and Aussies were 50/4 when Graham Thorpe dropped Matthew Elliott. Elliott went on tot score 199 runs.
The costliest catch drop in terms of runs goes to Thisara Perera's drop of Rohit Sharma when he was at a score of 4 runs. Rohit went on to score a record 264 at Kolkata.
Another Ashes costly drop. This time Shane Warne dropped Kevin Pietersen in 2005. Pietersen was on 15. Australia was only 95 runs behind when this happened. The match ended in a draw.
Herschelle Gibbs will always rue this moment of dropping Steve Wagh in the 1999 World Cup. Australian Skipper said "You've just dropped the world cup". The words turned out to be true.
2014 2nd test match between India and New Zealand, Virat Kohli dropped Brendon McCullum who was then playing on 9. McCullum went on to score a tripple century. Match was drawn.
Arshdeep Singh Dropped Asif Ali in Asia Cup 2022. in the 18th over when Asif had only scored 1 run. What followed was Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's famousn 19th over where Asif hit 6, 1, 4, 4. Pakistan won.