On this day in 2019, star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah became only the third Indian to take a Test hat-trick. He achieved the landmark against the West Indies in Kingston.
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took the first hat-trick for India against Australia in 2001, which was followed by Irfan Pathan against Pakistan in 2003.
“My first Test hat-trick was on this day a few years ago. I still remember it like it was yesterday, and I cannot wait to get back at it!”
India posted 416 in the first innings, with Hanuma Vihari scoring a century. Bumrah dismissed John Campbell to take his first wicket and then returned to complete his hat-trick.
The right-arm pacer dismissed Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase to achieve the milestone. West Indies were bowled out for 117 and 210 in the first and second innings as India won the game by 257 runs.