Three Indian cricketers have taken hat-trick in test matches over the years. First ever hat trick in test cricket for India was taken by Harbhajan Singh. Spin bowler dismissed 3 Australian batsmen during Australia’s tour of India 2001.
Apart from Harbhajan, Irfan Pathan and Jasprit Bumrah are the other Indian bowlers who got the achievement of taking three wickets on successive balls.
Recently fast bowler Jaspirt Bumrah took test hat trick against West Indies during India’s tour of Caribbean country 2019 at Sabina Park. Let’s have a look at the three Indian players who have taken hat-tricks in test cricket.
1. Harbhajan Singh (2001 vs Australia)
Harbhajan Singh was the first Indian to take hat-trick in tests. He dismissed Ponting, Gilchrist and Warne on consecutive balls during the test match played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He achieved this feat on 11 March 2001.
- Ricky Ponting
- Adam Gilchrist
- Shane Warne
2. Irfan Pathan (2006 vs Pakistan)
Medium pace bowler Irfan Pathan became the second Indian bowler to take hat trick in test cricket. He dismissed three Pakistani batsmen Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf during India’s tour of Pakistan 2006. Karachi’s national stadium was the venue for this remarkable feat on 29 January.
- Salman Butt
- Younis Khan
- Mohammad Yousuf
3. Jasprit Bumrah (2019 vs West Indies)
Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took third hat-trick in test cricket as an Indian. He achieved this milestone on India’s tour of West Indies 2019 when he dismissed three Caribbean batsmen Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase on successive balls.
- Darren Bravo
- Shamarh Brooks
- Roston Chase
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