Deepak Chahar, who became the first Indian player to claim a hat-trick in men’s T20 International cricket during the third and final match between India and Bangladesh in Nagpur, once again weaved magic with the ball picking up yet another T20 triple in three days’ time.
His current heroics came for Rajasthan when he dismissed three Vidarbha batsmen off three legal deliveries in a domestic match in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram Tuesday.
Leading his side’s pace attack, the 27-year-old bowler removed Vidarbha’s Darshan Nalkande, Shrikant Wagh and Akshay Wadkar off successive legal deliveries in the 13th over. He finished with the figures of 4/18 in his three overs and helped restrict Vidarbha to 99/9 in a 13 over-match.
Deepak Chahar bowling the final over of the innings dismissed four batsmen. He removed Rushabh Rathod on the very first ball of the over and then dismissed Nalkande on the fourth ball in the same over. The next delivery he bowled was a wide but he dismissed Wagh and Wadkar off the last two balls of the over to complete his yet another T20 triple.
The 27-year-old Agra-born fast bowler had become the second Indian to claim a T20I hat-trick and returned with six for seven in the third and the final T20I match, which India won by 30 runs in Nagpur.
He had also registered the best-ever T20I figures in men’s cricket as he went past Ajantha Mendis, who had taken six wickets for eight runs against Zimbabwe. Deepak Chahar removed Shafiul Islam on the final delivery of the 18th over and then struck twice in the final over to remove Mustafizur Rahman and Aminul Islam to complete his hat-trick.