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Bumrah went on to finish the day with 6/16 off 9.1 overs. @ BCCI

Jasprit Bumrah, India’s man of the moment, who pocketed a maiden Test hat-trick on the second day against the West Indies, credited his captain Virat Kohli for the achievement. Bumrah became only the third Indian after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to achieve the feat in the second Test at Kingston on Saturday.

After the day’s play, the BCCI released a video of Kohli’s interaction with his ace pacer, who revealed that he was not sure about the appeal, but owed the record to his captain.

“I didn’t know, I was not very sure of the appeal, I thought it was the bat. I didn’t appeal so much but it was a good review in the end, so I think I owe that hattrick to the captain,” Bumrah said.


Bumrah gave India the early breakthrough by getting John Campbell with a peach of an out-swinger. He then returned in his 4th over register a hat-trick. He first picked up Darren Bravo on the second delivery of the 9th over with a terrific out-swinger that got an edge of the left-hander’s bat going straight to KL Rahul at slips. In the next ball, he trapped Shamarh Brooks plumb lbw and umpire Paul Reiffel had no hesitation in giving the young West Indies batsman out. The Windies reviewed the decision, but lost it after replays showed three reds.

However, in the hat-trick ball, Bumrah was not convinced to review the decision after umpire Reiffel gave not out despite the ball going on to hit the pads. But Kohli took the DRS and remarkably, got the decision overturned.

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“We had a discussion. I asked him what he thinks. He thought the guy’s hit it. I asked him whether it hit in line. He said everything else is in front of the wicket but just that it has hit his bat first. So, we all discussed, Jinx (Ajinkya Rahane) and me both thought he was late on the ball and we took the review. It happened to be on the right side,” Kohli said in the video.

Meanwhile, Bumrah said that he enjoys working in a fast-bowling group along with the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav as there is a lot of communication and exchange of ideas.

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“It’s very good. There is a lot of communication that goes on the field as well. When I am getting wickets, the others will look to create pressure. When somebody else is taking wickets, my job is to create pressure. When there’s no help from the wicket, what we can do. Ishant and Shami have played a lot of test matches. A lot of communication happens and ideas come in. We try to help each other. If things are not going well, we try to push each other,” he said.

Bumrah went on to finish the day with 6/16 in 9.1 overs. At stumps on Day 2, West Indies were 87/7, still 329 runs behind India’s first-innings total of 416.