Completing an outstanding hat-trick of dismissals is a feather in the cap for any bowler, though only a few manage to achieve such a feat. These are the ones that become a part of cricketing history for years to come. In all these years of IPL, only a few bowlers have achieved his record.
So, if you are a true cricket buff who is all set to enjoy IPL 2021 and makes sure to keep all the records neatly in his mind, here are a few facts about the players with the most hat-tricks in IPL. Read on to know more!
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The record for the most hat tricks in IPL is held by Amit Mishra due to the fact that he has three hat tricks in the tournament so far – a feat yet to be achieved by anyone. It clearly shows that he is nothing short of a game-changer in IPL.
In terms of the most hat-tricks in IPL history, he got his first one in IPL 2008 while playing against Deccan Chargers and for Delhi Daredevils. The leg spinner took over the bowling attack in the final overs when Deccan Chargers needed 15 runs. He quickly sent Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, and Ravi Teja back to the stands.
He scored his second hat-trick for Deccan Chargers and against Kings XI Punjab in 2011. It was the 16th match over when Mishra knocked off the wickets of Ryan McLaren, Mandeep Singh, and Ryan Harris in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th ball, respectively.
Continuing the saga of the most hat-tricks in IPL history, his final one was in 2013 for Sunrisers Hyderabad and against Pune Warriors. In this case, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Sharma, and Ashok Dinda were on the opposite side of his fiery bowling attack. In fact, it was his innings in this match that helped Hyderabad win a match when the opposition needed a mere fourteen runs from twelve balls.
With three mind-blowing hat-tricks in IPL, Amit Mishra is the one with the most IPL hat-tricks, and no one has beat this record yet.
With two hat-tricks in IPL, this brilliant cricketer closely follows the record of Amit Mishra. The former all-rounder from Team India amassed his first hat-trick when he was playing for Kings XI Punjab and against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2009. Royal Challengers Bangalore were dominating the match from the start, but Yuvraj’s hat-trick helped Punjab make a strong comeback. He dismissed Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, and Robin Uthappa in quick succession and made the record for the second most hat tricks in IPL.
His second one was in the same season of IPL against Deccan Chargers. In this case, he sent Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Symonds, and Venugopal Rao to the stands. Though Chargers won the match, his brilliant spell of 4-0-13-3 made the win really difficult for the Chargers.
Though Chandila does not hold the record for the most hat tricks in IPL, his name and the next one came upon this list because of the fantastic display of cricketing skills on that day. Also, Chandila is the first uncapped player from Team India to have the most hat-tricks in IPL history.
He scored the hat-trick in the first over in a match between Pune Warriors and Rajasthan Royals, where he was playing for the latter. He was booked on match-fixing charges the next year, so fans couldn’t see him playing more of such innings.
Narine has been one of the dependable bowlers for Kolkata Knight Riders ever since he joined the squad back in 2013. He scored one of the first hat-tricks in IPL 2013. Also, this was the first time he was playing for Kolkata. In his first outing for the Knights, he showed the fans what he is made of, and in the matches that followed, his brilliant performance made KKR win several matches with ease.
The hat tricks of Mishra and Singh are yet unbroken in IPL, but you never know; maybe 2021 is the year when new records are set. Check the IPL 2021 schedule for more such updates related to all the latest news and trivia in the sports world.