Jasprit Bumrah doing the spectacular daily adventure
So Jasprit Bumrah On Saturday night, when most of the Indians were sound asleep, he became the third Indian bowler and the second player in India to get a test hat-trick by dismantling the superior order of the West Indies in Kingston in the second test.
The other sailor who did it before Bumrah was Irfan Pathan in 2006. In a Karachi wicket that had some moisture, Pathan shook Pakistan with a hat-trick in the first. He remains the only bowler to accomplish the feat in the first round of a test match. For now, let's take a look at the similarities between the two hat-tricks.
Pathan's first victim was Salman Butt, who reluctantly pushed a ball away from him by a simple blow to the first slip. In Kingston, John Campbell, another left-handed man, succumbed to a delivery that left him, although he was much shorter in length, caught in the second slip. Back in Karachi, Younis Khan was caught in the fold against a sharp inswinger and was out of combat by Pathan's second victim. In Kingston, Shamarh Brooks, who played only his second test, was late to Bumrah's inswinger and was caught head on.
When Mohammed Yousuf took guard at Karachi and Roston Chase in Kingston, there was a sense of inevitability with the two hat-tricks. With Pathan turning his curve to the right along with Yousuf's tendency to fall, one leg before or a bowling alley was always on the cards. It turned out to be the last when the ball sneaked through the huge space between the bat and the pad of Yousuf to crash into the stumps.
Everyone knew that Bumrah would go for his swin inventory to Chase. The batter missed it, hit the pads, didn't hit. Bumrah thought inside, Kohli didn't; review, three reds, hat-trick. We have seen it; live if we were awake and hopefully.
The similarities end there. Pathan's hat-trick was seen as a possible act of redemption because all-terrain bowling had fallen shortly after the initial promise in Australia in 2004 and was under scrutiny. His hat-trick, in a way, was unexpected.
But with Bumrah this was inevitable not only when he was on the mark of that ball for Chase. The magical moments that he evoked in the short period of his still incipient test career make you believe that the miraculous is possible every day. Sixty wickets in 12 Tests with an average of 18.8 and a hit rate of 43 and an increasingly better variety of tricks under the sleeves make a hat-trick look like a probable event in three consecutive balls.
From the day he was handed a test cap in Cape Town, to the surprise of many, the castling AB of Villiers for his first wicket of having Hashim Amla as a duck sitting against his inswingers in Centurion to a test maiden who He helped India win in Johannesburg. to another room in Nottingham that offered a glimmer of hope for India to return to the series in England to cheat Keaton Jennings in Southampton and cheat Shaun Marsh with a slow ball in Melbourne to uproot Jason Holder With a banana swinger in Antigua, the moments kept coming for Bumrah in her short test run. In between, he has rightfully patented the nickname 'Boom Boom' with a Pakistan cricketer now 'retired'.
As it turned out, the five wickets he took in the first innings in Karachi would be Pathan's last fifteen in the test matches. For Bumrah, however, the possibilities remain endless. We could have seen the teaser.