Why Peter Siddle’s 26th birthday was extra special!

A hat-trick in any format of the game is considered to be special and you are among the elites if it’s Test cricket. Peter Siddle made his 26th birthday extra special and gifted himself a Test hat-trick.

The first Ashes Test of 2010-11 began on November 25, 2010. It was the day Siddle turned 26. England were going fine at Brisbane and were 197 for four. Siddle charged in and managed to send back Alastair Cook, Matt Prior and Stuart Broad off three consecutive deliveries. In fact, he picked six wickets in the innings which is also his career best bowling figures in Test cricket till date.

No doubt, he made his birthday a happy one and till today remains the only bowler in international cricket to take a hat-trick on his birthday! However, Siddle went wicket-less in the next innings and the Test ended in a draw.