Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the third Indian to take a hat-trick in ODIs during the second match of the ongoing series between India and Australia at the Eden Gardens.
The chinaman bowler stunned Aussie batsmen with his guile as he etched his name in an elite list by achieving the feat in the 33rd over. The young spinner dismissed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins on successive deliveries.
Kuldeep is the third bowler in the history to take a hat-tick for India after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev. The last hat-trick in ODIs by an Indian bowler was taken by Kapil in 1991 against Sri Lanka. Kuldeep is also the first bowler to take a hat-trick in Under-19 ODIs as well as in ODIs. He achieved the same feat against Scotland U19 in the 2014 U19 World Cup.
Kuldeep’s extraordinary achievement sent Twitter into a meltdown.
You won’t see a better hat trick ball than that from Kuldeep Yadav! So happy for the young man.👏👏👏#HatTrick— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 21, 2017
3 in 3 and all of them through different modes of dismissal, that’s the way to do it! Shabash, @imkuldeep18 👏 Lets do a 5 for 😉— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) September 21, 2017
कुल का दीपक चमक गया….well bowled, Kuldeep Yadav 😊🙌 three balls turned a forgettable outing into one to cherish for the rest of your life!— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 21, 2017
Congratulations #KuldeepYadav for a wonderful hat trick.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) September 21, 2017
Kuldeep to Wade OUTKuldeep to Agar OUTKuldeep to Cummins OUTand Its a Hat trick for Kuldeep Yadav!— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) September 21, 2017
Kuldeep Yadav 👏👏👏…. book his 2019 World Cup ticket now! #IndvAus— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) September 21, 2017
Kuldeep Yadav:1st ODI: Conceded hat-trick of sixes2nd ODI: Claimed hat-trick of wickets#INDvAUS— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 21, 2017
Kuldeep Yadav is the first bowler to take a hat-trick in Under-19 ODIs as well as ODIs. He took in U19 WC 2014 v Scotland U19 before today.— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 21, 2017
Indians to take ODI hat trick:1987: Chetan Sharma vs NZ1991: Kapil Dev vs SL2017: Kuldeep Yadav vs Aus— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) September 21, 2017
Kuldeep Yadav right now. pic.twitter.com/rowvYC9wJZ— mahaFundit (@Meta_Narrative) September 21, 2017
Kuldeep Yadav Hattrick wicket vs Australia.Third Indian to Take Hattrick in ODI.Dhoni As Cool Always 😍😎🤗#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/rNz8o8L9q0— Naveen (@naveenarendran) September 21, 2017
Kuldeep Yadav is hunting Kangaroos on first day of Navratri. Forgive him god! #INDvAUS— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 21, 2017
India defeated Australia by 50 runs in the second ODI to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
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