Once in a lifetime talent: Twitter pays tribute to Jasprit Bumrah after picking up maiden Test hat-trick
Bumrah picked a six-wicket haul to leave West Indies tottering at 87/7 when stumps were called. @ BCCI

Jasprit Bumrah entered his name in the record books on the second day against West Indies by becoming only the third Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan to pocket a Test hat-trick. Bumrah had earlier demolished the West Indies with a five-wicket haul in Antigua last week.

After posting 416 that came on the back of Hanuma Vihari’s maiden Test century and Ishant Sharma’s 57, Bumrah troubled the Windies batsmen with pace and movement at Sabina Park in Kingston.


He gave India the early breakthrough by getting John Campbell with a peach of an out-swinger. Bumrah then returned in his 4th over to register a hat-trick.

Bumrah first picked up Darren Bravo’s wicket in 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 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 even before Bumrah responded, Kohli took the DRS and remarkably, got the decision overturned.

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Bumrah then picked a six-wicket haul to leave West Indies tottering at 87/7 when stumps were called.

Twitter went berserk after Bumrah registered history in the Caribbean on Saturday (August 31).