Saturday, July 30, 2011

Poetic justice in hat-tricks?

Some ten or so years ago, Harbhajan Singh brought about India's first test hat-trick: he dismissed Ponting, Gilchrist and Warne. Today, Harbhajan became a member of the triad of victims in the first hat-trick ever achieved against India in test matches. But the similarity doesn't end there. Harbhajan's second victim, Gilchrist was out LBW, even though he had inside-edged the ball onto his pads; today, Harbhajan was the second victim of this hat-trick, and he too, was LBW, off an inside edge. What the hat-trick gods giveth, they sometimes taketh as well.

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Anonymous Tony said...

And Broad was the third batsman out in Siddle's hat-trick in Brisbane last year.

8:53 PM  
Anonymous Satish said...

This has nothing to do with the subject of this post, but why isn't Amit Mishra being played?

Leg spinners and left-arm spinners have traditionally troubled the english, so why not in place of an in-effective Harbhajan?

The time is running out for Harbhajan (and Dhoni).

4:56 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

G'day Tony, glad to see you're still reading! Have you picked a BBL team to support yet? :)

Satish: Mishra has definitely lost favor, and I did not think he would play in England unless Singh was injured.

Dhoni is not having a great series and Singh is having an utter disaster of one.

6:47 AM  

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