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How many Indian bowlers have taken a hat-trick in International test cricket?
1. Three
2. Four
3. Two
4. One

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Three

The correct answer is Three.

  • Three Indian bowlers - Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, and Jasprit Bumrah have managed to bag a hat-trick in Test cricket.
  • An occasion when a player scores three times (wickets, goals, sixes) in the same game is known as hat trick.

  • Deepak Chahar is the only Indian to have taken a hat-trick in T20Is.
  • Chetan Sharma was the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket, against New Zealand in the 1987 World Cup.
  • Kapil Dev was the second Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket.
    • He achieved this feat in the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka, played at the Eden Gardens in 1991.

  • A hat-trick is a rare occurrence in any form of cricket, An occasion when a player scores three times (wickets, goals,sixes) in the same game is known as hat trick, and only 49 hat-tricks have been taken in the history of ODI cricket.
  • Pakistan's Jalal-ud-Din became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket.
    • He did so against Australia in 1982.
  • Sri Lanka's bowler, Lasith Malinga has taken 3 hat-tricks in ODI cricket.

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