On Saturday, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah added another feather to his cap, picking up a hat-trick against West Indies in the Jamaica Test. He is now the third Indian bowler to take a Test hat-trick after Harbhajan Singh (2001) and Irfan Pathan (2006).
Bumrah dismissed Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, and Roston Chase to complete his maiden Test hat-trick. For the third wicket, Bumrah certainly got some help from Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Facing the hat-trick ball, Roston Chase was trapped in front of the stumps, but Bumrah didn’t appeal as he thought that the ball hit the bat first. On-field Umpire Paul Reifel also sided with the batsman.
Standing at the second slip, Kohli went straight up and took the DRS. Ball-tracking showed that the ball hit the pads first and was about to crash the leg stump.
While we were still talking about @Jaspritbumrah93's previous performances, he comes back this match and delivers a hat-trick.
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After the day’s play, captain Kohli interviewed the pacer for ‘BCCI.TV’. He asked Bumrah about his feeling after taking a Test hat-trick, “6 wickets as we all know, but getting a Test hat-trick, how did that feel?”
“Actually, I didn’t know; I was not very sure of the appeal. I thought it was the bat so that I didn’t appeal so much. But it was a good review in the end. So, I think, I owe that hat-trick to the captain,” told Bumrah.
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