Daniel Vettori puts fitness talks to rest with a one-handed stunner

Last three years, Daniel Vettori’s career has been plagued by injuries. He is one of the best cricketers New Zealand has ever produced. However, making a comeback is never easy and especially when you are 35.

Earlier this month, Vettori put all the talks of fitness issues to rest. In their first One-Day International (ODI) against Pakistan at Dubai, Vettori plucked a stunner.

Vettori was fielding at mid-wicket, inside the circle. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq tried to clear the in-field but could only manage a toe-end of the bat. The ball was in the air for a while and was going away from the former New Zealand captain, but Vettori ran backwards, stretched his left-arm and timed his jump perfectly to complete a brilliant catch. He almost landed on the ground face first.

Earlier, Vettori also scored a quick-fire 27. He bowled at his miserly best, giving away 40 runs off 10 overs, picking up the wickets of Ahmed Shehzad and Younis Khan in the process. However, a late blitz from Shahid Afridi helped Pakistan clinch the thriller.