Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick and other records broken by him
Kuldeep Yadav entered the ODI cricketing history when he claimed his maiden hat-trick during the 2nd Ind vs Aus ODI match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The 22-year-old achieved this by dismissing Australia's Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins, in his 8th over. Let us find out which all records were set and broken by the left-arm wrist spinner.
Only the third Indian to take an ODI hat-trick
Kuldeep's hat-trick is only a third by an Indian player in ODI's history and a first in more than two decades. The first ever hat-trick by an Indian was taken by Chetan Sharma, in 1987, against visiting New Zealand team in Nagpur. Later in 1991, Kapil Dev achieved this feat against Sri Lanka, in Kolkata. India won all those matches where hat-trick was involved.
First Indian spinner to take a hat-trick
Kuldeep became the first spinner from India to take an ODI hat-trick and also a first spinner to take one against Australia in ODIs.
Overall 7th spinner to take a hat-trick
Overall, Kuldeep is the 7th spinner to take an ODI hat-trick. The last one was by Sri Lanka's Wanidu Hasaranga, in July this year, against Zimbabwe, at Galle. Kuldeep's hat-trick is the third one this year in ODIs. The other two include, hat-trick by Bangladesh's Taskin Ahmed against Sri Lanka in March at Dambulla, and the one by Hasaranga.
Hat-tricks at both U-19 and senior level
Kuldeep also joins the list of players who have taken hat-tricks at both U-19 and senior level. The Indian also has a hat-trick in his name which he took in the 2014 U-19 World Cup, against Scotland. Other players who have this unique distinction include Australia's Damien Fleming, Pakistan's Abdul Razaqq, and West Indies player Jermaine Lawson.
The only Chinaman bowler in ODIs and second overall
Kuldeep's hat-trick is a first for a Chinaman bowler in ODIs and he is only a second such bowler to claim an international hat-trick. Aussie Lindsay Kline is the first Chinaman bowler to claim a hat-trick in tests. He did this in 1958 against South Africa.