Australian Women cricketer Alyssa Healy on Thursday created history and earned herself a name in the Guinness Book of World Records by completing the highest ever catch.
The 2018 ICC T20 International Player of the Year took the challenge and aced it like a boss by grabbing the ball which fell from 82.5 metres above.
She failed to keep the ball under her grasps in the first two attempt. But keeping aside the disappointment, she went ahead for a third try, and successfully completed the task.
On her official Twitter handle, she expressed her delight on being part of the challenge, and termed it as a cool experience.
"The irony that it was me under the high ball was not lost..... Was a fun morning and a pretty cool experience! Make sure you get your tickets and join in on a World Record!!" her message read.
This initiative has been taken up by Cricket Australia and the ICC, and it began exactly an year before the ICC Women's T20 World Cup. She explained how tough the challenge is, and how she managed to complete it.
"After I didn't get a hand on the first practice and then the next one went straight through my gloves there was cause for concern. You don’t get the cue from the ball going up in the air off the bat and it was swinging a lot on the way down because it just gets dropped. As you can tell in the video, it was pure elation to get it, I didn’t want everyone to come and not get the record so when I’d secured it in the gloves I carried on like a bit of a pork chop, but overjoyed to break the record," Healy told ICC.
Full details of the record created by Healy can be found here