The 12th edition of the Indian Premier League is just into Match 25 but it seems it has already seen the catch of the tournament, courtesy Ben Stokes.
In the match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur, the England all-rounder's brilliance at backward point sent back Kedar Jadhav off Jofra Archer's bowling and put the visitors in deep trouble at 24/4 during their chase of the 152-run target.
WATCH: Stokes takes spectacular flying catch to dismiss Jadhav
The Chennai outfit were already in a spot of bother having lost Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina in the first four overs with only 15 runs on the board.
Nine runs later came a moment that put Rajasthan firmly on course for a second win of the tournament. A moment that had many on twitter praise Stokes to the fullest.
Ben Stokes has just taken the catch of the IPL so far!- Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) April 11, 2019
Catch of the tournament for sure.- Soumya Sarkar (@SarkarSpeaking) April 11, 2019
STOKES CHOKES CSK!!#RRvCSK
Ben Stokes you beauty. What a sensational catch. That ball was travelling. To take that catch just a few yards away from the batsman. Absolutely amazing! #RRvCSK- Chirag Gupta (@ChiragG41) April 11, 2019