IPL 2018: From Amit Mishra to Yuvraj Singh, top 5 hat-trick heroes
Updated On : 28 Mar 2018,09:07 AM
Indian Premier League is all set to begin its 11th season from April 7 and the fans are super-excited to see their favourite team perform in the biggest cricketing festival of the world.
The reason behind IPL being so popular among the cricket fans is its super-exciting matches and extra-ordinary performances from their favourite players.
In the last 10 editions of IPL, the tournament featured several great performances from the players whether it was the century from the bat of Chris Gayle, Lasith Malinga’s powerful Yorkers or Yuvraj Singh’s hat-trick.
Talking about the hat-tricks in IPL, the tournament has witnessed several outstanding bowling performances in the last 10 seasons.
It not very often that bowler scalp hat-trick in Twenty20 International where a batsman is in run-scoring mode.
Here’re some of the best hat-tricks in the history of Indian Premier League:
Amit Mishra (Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers, 2008) – Amit Mishra is the leading hat-trick takers in the tournament with three hat-tricks. The first hat-trick by Mishra was against Deccan Chargers where he scalped the wicket of Ravi Teja, RP Singh and Pragyan Ojha.
Chargers needed 15 runs off the last over but Delhi Daredevils end up winning the game by 12 runs.
Yuvraj Singh (Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2009) – Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is second on the table of most hat-tricks in IPL with two hat-tricks.
He claimed the wickets of Robin Uthappa, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher on consecutive balls. He also scored half-century in the match but Kings XI Punjab couldn’t manage to cash-in the opportunity.
Praveen Kumar (Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, 2010) – This was one of the most devastating hat-trick in the history of the League. At one stage Rajasthan Royals were 85/4 but with the hat-trick and extra-ordinary bowling from RCB, Royals got their innings folded at 92.
Rohit Sharma (Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians, 2009) – It was skipper Adam Gilchrist’s decision to bring Rohit to bowl the 16th over. He dismissed Abhishek Nayar, Harbhajan Singh and JP Duminy.
Deccan Chargers won the by 19 runs which was looking impossible at the moment.
Pravin Tambe (Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2014) – Pravin Tambe scalped the wickets of Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Ryan ten Doeschate ball-by-ball.
Pravin was 41 years of age at the time he made debut in Indian Premier League.