Two stunning catches by Mitchell Starc gave Royal Challengers Bangalore a great chance of defending a modest total against Kings XI Punjab on Monday, and the Australian felt that dismissing destructive batsman Glenn Maxwell with his brilliant effort was very “satisfying”.
“Maxi’s catch was more satisfying because he has been scoring heavily and I was happy to get him out cheaply. It didn’t do us any good in the end, but I was happy to take a couple of good ones,” said Starc.
“Technically, however, I found Maxi’s catch a little easier. Saha had hit the ball hard and I didn’t know to which part of the boundary it was going. Also, I had to maintain my balance very close to the rope. For me, getting low in front is easier than the balancing act,” he was quoted as saying by the IPL official website.
Royal Challengers boast of some fine fielders, but Starc picked Virat Kohli and A.B. de Villiers as his favourites.
Asked about his fellow Australian Chris Lynn’s superb catch in the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and RCB a couple of days ago, Starc said, “If he’d held his feet in the air, it would have been even more spectacular.
“But still, it was a very, very good catch under pressure and it also won them the match. So, well done to Chris.”