Deepak Chahar created history as he became the first Indian male cricketer to pick up a hat-trick in T20Is during the series decider against Bangladesh in Nagpur on Sunday.
Deepak sent Shafiul Islam back to the hut on the final delivery of the 18th over and then struck twice in the last over to remove Mustafizur Rahman and Aminul Islam to complete his hat-trick.
The 27-year-old finished with figures of six for seven to help India bowl out Bangladesh for 144 in their chase of 175.
Deepak’s performance was a memorable one as he also registered the best figures by any bowler in the shortest format. He past Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who had claimed six wickets for eight runs against Zimbabwe back in 2012.
So so so so so proud of you, tweets Malti Chahar
Malti Chahar, Deepak’s sister, was all over the moon as her brother claimed a hat-trick and recorded the best figures in the same match.
“So so so so so proud of you. To the hat-trick and best figure 3.2-0-7-6 in international t20.
OMG. I still have goosebumps.. @deepak_chahar9, love you brother. more power to you
#bleedblue #IndiaVsBangladesh #IndianCricketTeam,” Malti wrote in her social media post.
In the match, India posted 174/5 on the scoreboard after being put into bat by Bangladesh in the fifth and final T20I in Nagpur.
Shreyas Iyer top-scored for India with a knock of 62 while KL Rahul chipped in with a half-century.
Chasing 175 to win, Bangladesh fell short by 30 runs as Chahar (6/7) and Shivam Dube, playing his third T20I, claimed three wickets.