Here's who Jasprit Bumrah dedicates his maiden Test hat-trick to
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah became the third bowler from the nation to claim a hat-trick in the longest format of the game. It all happened during the second day of the second Test against the Windies in Jamaica, as he also became the third player to claim a hat-trick in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, he has dedicated this hat-trick to a special person.
Bumrah has been too good for the Windies batsmen, having claimed 6/16 in the first innings. The hat-trick started with the dismissal of Darren Bravo, who fell for four, after being caught by KL Rahul in the slips. It was followed by Shamarh Brooks (0), who was trapped leg-before, and the next delivery saw Roston Chase getting dismissed in a similar fashion.
Bumrah said that he wasn't sure about the appeal, as he had a hunch that it could have been bat first. However, he credited Virat Kohli for opting for the review. "I thought it was bat [first], so I didn't appeal so much. But, it was a good review in the end, and I think I owe the hat-trick to the captain," said Bumrah.
Meanwhile, the skipper too said that there were discussions before he opted for the review. And, since most of it had happened in front of the wicket, it was just the question of bat first. "We all discussed; Rahane thought he [Chase] is late on the ball, so we went for the review, and it happened to be on the right side," asserted Kohli.
Asides the hat-trick, Bumrah said that there is a lot of communication involved on-field, and it is the duty of other bowlers to apply pressure when another is claiming wickets. "So, a lot of communication goes [on], ideas come in, we try to help each other out whenever things are not going well, we try to push each other," added Bumrah.
Bumrah said that at times when there's no help from the wickets, bowlers tend to get greedy about taking wickets and become over-aggressive. However, he believes simplicity is the mantra to success. " Just try and bowl good balls, create pressure for the guy at the other end to get wickets. That was the thing that was going on in my head," concluded Bumrah.