Jasprit Bumrah Becomes Third Indian Bowler to Take Test Hat-Trick
Indian Fast Bowler, Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to score a hat-trick in Test cricket right on the second day of the second and final test against the West Indies at Sabina Park on Saturday.
After a second spell in the home team’s response to the total of 416 in India’s first inning, the 25-year-old fast-bowling player Jasprit Bumrah took wicket of Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, and Roston Chase from successive deliveries in his room to join the Legends Irfan Pathan and Spinner Harbhajan Singh as the only cricketers from India who have performed test tricks.
Bumrah’s achievement was unusual as it required a review of the third decision to confirm the dismissal.
K.L. Rahul caught bravo in the second slip, Brooks caught a leg before, a decision he reviewed but was proved correct, and then Indian captain Virat Kohli reviewed a not out by referee Paul Reiffel to appeal against the new Batsmen Chase.
That review through TV replays and ball tracking technology showed that the ball hit the stump of the leg, resulting in a revocation of the decision and sparked celebrations among Indian players for Bumrah’s historic achievement which reduced the West Indies to 13 for four wickets.
Bumrah’s outstanding hat-trick was number 44 in The History of the Test Match and the first since England’s spinner Moeen Ali against South Africa in 2017.