Kuldeep Yadav took second hat-trick in Visakhapatnam ODI against West Indies
He had earlier taken a hat-trick against Australia in 2017 in Kolkata.
Kuldeep said- I was struggling for four-five months, but now I am bowling well
Dainik BhaskarDec 19, 2019, 09:47 AM IST Sports Desk. Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian to take a hat-trick for the second time in international cricket. He achieved this feat in the Visakhapatnam ODI against the West Indies. Kuldeep had earlier taken a hat-trick against Australia in 2017 in Kolkata. In the first ODI, Chetan Sharma, Kapil Dev and Mohammed Shami have taken a hat-trick.
Kuldeep took wickets on the last three balls of the 33rd over of the match. He dismissed Shai Hope, Jason Holder and Aljari Joseph of the Windies. Kuldeep catches Hope at the hands of Virat Kohli. On the next ball Jason Holder was stumped by Rishabh Pant without opening the account. On the last ball of the over, Kuldeep caught Alzari Joseph on the second slip by Kedar Jadhav, who caught a hat-trick.
We played aggressively in the match: Kuldeep
Kuldeep said, "Today was a perfect day for me. I took a hat-trick for the second time in ODIs. I cannot describe this experience in words. I am very happy There was not much dew during the match and we knew they would play with aggression. My attempt was just to mix in my speed and variety. "
Kuldeep was in and out of the team for the past few months. To this the Chineman bowler said, "6-8 months was difficult for me. I was working very hard. I was struggling for four-five months, but now I am bowling well, with good pace and with good variety. So that's a very satisfying thing for me. "
India beat the Windies by 107 runs
India won the match by 107 runs. In this match, India scored a mammoth score of 387 runs at the loss of five wickets in 50 overs. In reply, the Windies were reduced to 280 runs in 43.3 overs. Kuldeep took a total of 3 wickets in the match.