Ishant Sharma has been leaking runs for India but the paceman had a hand in making a man of Indian origin richer by a hundred thousand New Zealand dollars here on Wednesday.
Corey Anderson clubbed Ishant over the long-on ropes and an acrobatic Jatinder Singh caught the ball with one hand.
In a popular incentive by a local beverage firm, if a person in the crowd caught the ball with one hand while wearing its orange coloured shirt, he stood to win the big prize.
These shirts can be bought at the ground at 30 Kiwi dollars.
Jatinder, a 22-year-old student with roots in Amritsar, sported the shirt and was alert when the ball descended. “I can’t believe this. It has still not sunk in. “Probably I will buy a new car with the money, or pay off a loan,” he told newspersons later.
Interestingly, the other person to win the big pay cheque achieved it in Hamilton. That came during New Zealand–West Indies series earlier this season. And he caught the ball at virtually the same spot that Jatinder did!