Test Hat Trick: India is blessed with cricketers who are born once in a lifetime. The team has got some great batters and bowlers in their ranks, who are potential match-winners.
Taking a hat trick in any format is not an easy job. That is why the men in blue side have got only three bowlers who have got to this feat of getting a test hat trick.
India’s next red-ball series will be in South Africa in the month of December. The men in blue side will tour the Proteas nation to play two Test matches and then Rohit and co will play 5 Test match series against England at home in 2024.
The former Indian Spin bowler achieved this feat in the 2001 series and that too against the world champions of that time, The Mighty Aussies.
It was impossible to beat Australia, whether home or away because they came victorious every time. This was the first time where an Indian bowler took the hat trick and won the game for India.
This test match against Australia at Eden Gardens is mainly remembered for VVS Laxman’s 281-run knock, Rahul Dravid’s 180-run knock and their majestic partnership of 376 runs which saved India the blushes.
This marathon innings from both players came after they were asked to follow on in their 2nd innings.
But no one remembers the contribution from Harbhajan Singh. It was his hat trick which allowed India a magical win at Edens.
The Aussies batted well in their 1st innings and they were in the game during their 2nd innings before Harbhajan Singh walked in to bowl.
Bhajji dismissed Ricky Pointing, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne in 3 back to back deliveries which allowed a famous Indian win at the most iconic grounds of India.
He was the 2nd player to bag a hat trick in test matches and he took that hat trick with no run on the board. He achieved this feat when India toured Pakistan for the test series.
Pathan picked up the opener Salman Butt and in-form Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf. Even though Pakistan won this game by a huge margin of 341 runs, but this match is still remembered for Irfan Pathan's Test hat trick.
The star Indian pace bowler is the just third Indian bowler to take a hat trick in test matches and he is also the last one to achieve this milestone in the red ball format.
Jasprit Bumrah got to this feat against West Indies. That was just the 8th over of the West Indies 1st innings. After John Campbell was caught behind by Pant off Bumrah’s bowling.
Then Boom Boom Bumrah delivered a magical spell which saw 3 wickets in the next 3 balls. Darren Bravo, Sharmarh Brooks and Roston Chase were the victims of Bumrah.