A year ago, on this day, the premier Indian fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah became only the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket, when he trapped Roston Chase in front of the stumps in Jamaica. Reminiscing about the special moment, Bumrah tweeted saying that it will always hold a place in his heart.
Recalling the day, along with a trophy emoji, Bumrah tweeted, “One year ago, but this day will always hold a special place in my heart.” He also posted the picture of his celebration after taking the hat-trick wicket.
One year ago, but this day will always hold a special place in my heart. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/YVgISxHaVw
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 31, 2020
After asking to bat first, Team India went on to post a huge total of 416 runs owing to the maiden Test century by Hanuma Vihari. In the seventh over of the West Indies innings, Bumrah got the wicket of the opener John Campbell caught behind. In the second ball of his next over, he bowled a beautiful out-swinging delivery across the southpaw, Darren Bravo, who edged it to KL Rahul in the slips cordon.
Shamarh Brooks was the next batsman in and Bumrah trapped him LBW with an in-swinger. Chase was coming next, and he completely missed the yet another in-swinger. The umpire initially said it was not out, but the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli reviewed, and rightly so, as Bumrah got a well-deserved hat-trick.
Only Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan had taken hat-tricks in the Test cricket before Bumrah. Bumrah finished the innings with figures of 6-27, which included the top five batsmen in the West Indies line-up along with the skipper, Jason Holder.
It was Bumrah’s second five-wicket haul in the two-match series, which India managed to win by a 2-0 margin. Earlier in the series, he also became the first Indian bowler to take five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England, Australia, and the West Indies.