'Stop crying': Harbhajan hits Gilchrist in 'DRS' in 2001 hat-trick

MUMBAI: Harbhajan singh on Wednesday he faced the former Australian wicket carrier Adam Gilchrist , asking him to stop crying over his dismissal during the famous off-spinner hat-trick in Eden Gardens in the historical test of Kolkata in 2001.

Harbhajan became the first Indian to take a test hat-trick while taking the wickets of Ricky Ponting Gilchrist and Shane warne To finish with figures of 7/123. He starred in the epic 171 race victory of India by taking another six wickets in the second rehearsal.

Gilchrist was the second man to be fired from the leg before the wicket, but the reps showed that the ball was hitting his bat first.

There was no Decision Review System (DRS) during those days and Gilchrist, considered one of the deadliest to play the game, tweeted: No DRS on top of Harbhajan's hat-trick video. He also added a sad emoticon.

In response, Harbhajan said: Do you think you would have survived for a long time if you weren't the first ball? Stop crying for these things, friend ... although you talked meaningfully after your game days ... but few things never change your first example of that. Always crying, the 39-year World Cup winner tweeted.