IPL hat-tricks have always added a different flavour to the entire tournament. Whether it be a Rohit Sharma’s unique hat-trick or Amit Mishra’s hat-trick of hat-tricks in the IPL history, it’s the bowler’s equivalent of hitting three sixes in a row. Let’s take a look at 3 of the most memorable hat-tricks that the IPL has seen so far in its history.
Amit Mishra, May 15, 2008 (Delhi Daredevils vs Deccan Chargers)
Amit Mishra’s rise to fame rose through his continued success throughout the IPL history. Ranked second in the all-time list of highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL, Amit has spun his magic throughout IPL. In the 2nd season in a tight match against the now-defunct Deccan Chargers, Amit Mishra had to bowl the final over, defending 15 runs off it. The first ball, he had Ravi Teja caught at long and then Pragyan Ojha gave away his wicke with a miscued shot to mid off. The hat-trick delivery saw RP Singh charging down the track, with 15 needed off 4 balls, Amit Mishra gave him the googly and got him stumped by DK behind the wickets. A leg-spinner bowling the final over is pretty rare in the 2nd innings of a T20 match and to come out of it with a hat-trick is a pretty unique feat.
Yuvraj Singh, May 01, 2008 (Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Durban continued to be Yuvraj Singh’s hunting ground. After smacking Stuart Broad for six sixes in the epic World T20 in 2007, Yuvraj tasted another bit of success with his first hat-trick. First, he picked up Robin Uthappa and Jacques Kallis in the 12th over. He then came back in the 14th over and got rid of Mark Boucher. He also managed to score 50 off 36 balls with the bat but Kings XI lost the match eventually.
Rohit Sharma May 06, 2009 (Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians)
Before joining MI, Rohit had already inflicted pain on many a Mumbai Indian fan. Plying his trade for Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians needed 43 off 26 balls. But Rohit came on to discuss Abhishek Nayar and Harbhajan Singh first up, before getting rid of Duminy in the 1st ball of the 18th over. For a change, Rohit shone with the ball instead of the bat.