On the last day of his illustrious Test career, BJ Watling injured his ring finger. Despite this, he went on to keep wickets on reserve day in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. However, before saying goodbye to international cricket, he left behind former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
This is a farewell match for BJ Watling. He had already announced that he would retire from international cricket after the WTC final. New Zealand’s team landed on the field in the morning under the leadership of this 35-year-old player. Indian captain Virat Kohli also congratulated him on the field. According to New Zealand Cricket, ‘BJ Watling’s right ring finger was injured during the first session. He had to take treatment during lunch. Only after that, he came on the field.
BJ Watling took the catches of Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane in the first session of this match. He also took a catch off Ravindra Jadeja off Neil Wagner.
One of New Zealand’s best wicket-keeper batsmen, BJ Watling has played 127 innings in 75 Test matches so far. However, during this time he came for wicketkeeping 127 times. In this, he took 257 catches. Mahendra Singh Dhoni came for wicketkeeping in 166 innings during his career. During this, he took 256 catches.
In this case, former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is at the top. Mark Boucher took 532 catches in 281 innings. Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist is at number two. He took 379 catches in 191 innings. This list includes former Australia wicketkeeper Ian Healy (224 innings, 366 catches), Rod Marsh (182 innings, 343 catches), former West Indies wicketkeeper Jeff Dujan (150 innings, 265 catches), and Brad Haddin (128 innings, 262 catches). are ranked second, third, fourth, and fifth respectively.