The swoop inwards from point, before unleashing a missile-like throw while mid-air to hit the stumps at the bowler’s end has catapulted the little man from Langa into the global spotlight.
Bavuma, though, is the latest to join an elite club of outstanding “superman” fielders South Africa have produced over the years, dating back to Colin Bland, Peter Kirsten, Jonty Rhodes, Herschelle Gibbs and AB de Villiers.
Thanks to our friends at YouTube, we’ve have managed to collect other magnificent run-outs from Rhodes and De Villiers for you to watch alongside Bavuma’s and decide which one you think is the best. Check out the videos below...
1. Jonty Rhodes runs out Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq at the 1992 World Cup
2. AB de Villiers runs out Australia’s Simon Katich in a St George’s Park ODI
3. Temba Bavuma runs out Australia’s David Warner at the WACA
IOLWatch Jonty Rhodes, AB de Villiers and Temba Bavuma in action and decide which run-out deserves top honours.
Original source: The best run-out: Jonty, AB or Temba?