I owe the hat-trick to captain Kohli: Jasprit Bumrah

I owe the hat-trick to captain Kohli: Jasprit Bumrah

Agency News

Saturday was the day of Jasprit Bumrah in Jamaica on Day 2 of the 2nd Test between India and West Indies.

Bumrah became the 3rd Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to get a hat-trick in Tests when he ran through the West Indies top-order on Saturday. Bumrah sent back Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase in successive deliveries in the 9th over of West Indies' innings to enter the record books.

It was fiery spell of fast bowling where Jasprit Bumrah showcased he can swing the ball both ways at will. After an out-swing masterclass in Antigua, Bumrah rattled the West Indies batsmen with out-swing in Jamaica on Saturday.

There was drama before Bumrah picked up the hat-trick as the India pacer did not even appeal strongly after trapping Roston Chase in front in his hat-trick ball. On-field umpire Paul Reiffel gave it not out but a timely DRS call from captain Virat Kohli helped overturn the decision.

Later, in an interview for bcci.tv, Bumrah said: “Actually, I didn't know. I was not very sure of the appeal. I thought it was bat (first). That's why I didn't appeal so much. It was a good review in the end. So I think, I owe that hat-trick to the captain.”