Kuldeep Yadav becomes third Indian bowler to pick up an ODI hat-trick; joins Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma in elite list
Kuldeep Yadav created history when he became the third Indian bowler to pick up a hat-trick in one-day international cricket on Thursday. This was after he picked up the wickets of Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in successive deliveries to register his maiden one-day hat-trick during the second ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The two other Indian bowlers to register a hat-trick in one-day cricket are the legendary Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma. This is not the first time that Kuldeep Yadav has picked up a hat-trick as he has also recorded a hat-trick in the U-19 World Cup in 2014 against Scotland.
Kuldeep first scalped the wicket of Matthew Wade as the wicketkeeper chopped one back onto the stumps. Next to go was Ashton Agar who missed a flighted leg break and was given out lbw. The last to fall was Pat Cummins who edged one back to wicketkeeper MS Dhoni. This left Kuldeep in wild celebrations and the whole team joined in. The Eden Gardens is a familiar ground for Kuldeep as he represents the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and hence the joy for him will be twofold.
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It wasn’t turning out to be an ideal outing for Kuldeep in his first half of the spell but all that changed in the 33rd over of the match as he picked up the hat-trick. At the end of his spell of ten overs, Kuldeep Yadav returned with figures of 3/54 and led India to a fine victory over Australia.