Sussex cricketer Brad Currie has garnered overnight fame with an absolute stunner of a catch in the T20 Blast league game played on Friday (June 16) against Hampshire. Currie’s grab is being touted as the “best catch of all time” by some.

With good reason, though, since the cricketer came sprinting from the square leg region and took a full-stretched diving catch near the ropes when the ball dispatched by Hampshire right-hander Benny Howell looked set for a maximum.

Overcoming the near-impossible physical task of being within the reach of a tremendously blazed stroke with inches separating Howell from getting the desired six off left-arm seamer Tymal Mills is why many feel Brad Currie’s grab was unmatched in sheer quality and standards reached by anyone else before.

The fielder, however, would be more delighted to have made a big difference in the end outcome of a match that walked on a knife’s edge. With 23 needed off 11 deliveries, dismissing a well-set Howell at that point in the game proved to be a decisive blow to Hampshire as Sussex ultimately prevailed by six runs.

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