IPL 2022
IPL 2022: Yuzvendra Chahal Takes An Hat-trick Against KKR
By CricShots - Apr 18, 2022 11:54 pm
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The Rajasthan Royals (RR) legspinner, Yuzvendra Chahal on Monday became the 19th player in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history to take a hat-trick. Chahal managed to reach the landmark in the IPL 2022 game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) when he dismissed Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins off successive deliveries in the 17th over of the chase. Lakshmipathy Balaji was the first bowler in IPL history to take a hat-trick. 

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal took a 5-wicket haul

Yuzvendra Chahal finished with a five-wicket haul to swing the game in his team’s favor at the 30th match of the season at the Braborune Stadium. When the 31-year-old started his fourth and final over, KKR were 178/4 with a well-set Shreyas Iyer batting on 85 off 50 and had just been joined by Venkatesh Iyer (6 off 6). They needed 40 runs in 24 deliveries. 

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Yuzvendra Chahal had first Venkatesh Iyer stumped off the very first delivery of the over which put him on the verge of a hat-trick as he had taken a wicket off his last delivery of the third over when he had dismissed Nitish Rana on 18. However, Sheldon Jackson saw off the delivery safely.

The RR leggie then trapped KKR skipper, Shreyas Iyer lbw on 85 for a massive blow and then off the following, had Shivam Mavi hole out for a golden duck. In walked Pat Cummins and he got an outside edge to be caught by wicket-keeper Sanju Samson. Yuzvendra Chahal thus finished the over with four wickets and conceded just a couple of runs – one of which came via a wide delivery. RR eventually won the match by 7 runs.

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Here is the video of the hat-trick of Yuzvendra Chahal:

Here is how the fans reacted to the incident: