Originally Posted by Mahindinho
For a start, it would take immense athleticism to get to that ball, do the jumping stuff, then get back inside the ropes quickly enough. Even with a second fielder handling the pick-up, it'd not going to be easy.
Secondly, we're also talking seriously good co-ordination here. You've got to leap for the ball, make a clean catch, and throw it instantaneously in the opposite direction to both its initial travel and yours. At speed. Oh, and you're not going to be able to "bat" a cricket ball with your hand more than a metre or two...without breaking some bones, anyway.
dear, Mahindinho, didnt u see mathews doing such a gr8 athleticism, without being sure dat it would be legal. nd now when it is dawn to be legal, every one would be trying to master dat kind of athleticism,... adding a new fun to da game of cricket.