Jasprit Bumrah hat-trick: How Virat Kohli’s DRS call sealed the landmark wicket for India pacer

first_imgIndia pacer Jasprit Bumrah entered record books when he picked up his maiden Test hat-trick on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston.After demolishing the West Indies with a five-wicket haul in Antigua last week, Jasprit Bumrah was at it again in Jamaica as he troubled the hosts batsmen with pace and movement.While out-swing and raw pace undid the West Indies batsmen in Antigua, it was in-swing that jolted the hosts top-order on Saturday in Kingstson. With a world-class display of fast-bowling, Jasprit Bumrah left the West Indies reeling at 13 for 4 inside the 9th over.India vs West Indies, 2nd Test Day 2: Highlights | ReportBumrah gave India an early breakthrough by getting John Campbell with a peach of an out-swinger that left the left-handed batsman clueless. He came back in his 4th over to register a hat-trick, thereby becoming only the third Indian bowler to do so after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan.Bumrah picked up Darren Bravo’s wicket in the 2nd ball of the 9th over with an out-swinger that kissed the edge of the left-hander’s bat before going straight to KL Rahul at slips. In the 3rd ball of the over, Bumrah pinned Shamarh Brooks in the front and umpire Paul Reiffel had no hesitation giving the young West Indies batsman OUT LBW. West Indies reviewed but lost it after replays showed 3 reds.However, in the hat-trick ball, Bumrah got the ball to tail into Roston Chase. Despite the ball going on to hit the pads, Bumrah was not convinced. In fact, Bumrah did not even appeal in the hat-trick ball. Paul Reiffel gave it NOT OUT after the slip cordon and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant went up in appeal.advertisementHowever, captain Virat Kohli, who has standing at the 2nd slip, quickly ran down to the center of the wicket and consulted with Jasprit Bumrah. Even before Bumrah responded, Kohli took the DRS and to everyone’s surprise got the decision overturned.To the naked eye, it did not look out and Sunil Gavaskar, commentating for Sony Ten 1, said the DRS call could have been an impulsive decision.”That would have gone down the leg-side. I think the excitement is what would have caused them to go for the review,” Gavaskar said before giving Virat Kohli a bit of credit for the wicket in Jasprit Bumrah’s hat-trick ball.”It could not go to a more special bowler,” Ian Bishop said on air.Jasprit Bumrah did not stop there as he went on to pick up a 6-wicket haul on Day 2 of the 2nd Test. Bumrah got the wicket of opener Kraigg Brathwaite with a full out-swinger. He walked off the pitch with a niggle but came back towards the end of the day to pick up his 6th — this time the big wicket of captain Jason Holder.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah sets new Test record for India with 5 wickets in 5.5 oversAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Ishant Sharma hits maiden fifty in 92nd TestAlso See:last_img read more