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Bumrah credits hat-trick to Kohli's intuition
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Bumrah credits hat-trick to Kohli's intuition

Jasprit Bumrah achieved his maiden Test hat-trick on the second day of the final Test of the two-match series against West Indies. Putting forth a sizzling spell of pace bowling, Bumrah terrorized the home side with his pinpoint accuracy in attacking the stumps and moving the ball sharply both ways.

The hat-trick ball, however, was engulfed with some drama as the ball hit flush on the pad of Roston Chase but the umpire gave it not out. Bumrah did not even enthusiastically appeal for the wicket as he felt the ball had struck the bat but the Indian skipper Virat Kohli was persistent in his belief that it was out and opted for the review.

Ultimately, the decision was overturned and Bumrah etched his name in Test history as only the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in the longest format.

"Actually I didn't know. I was not very sure of the appeal. I thought it was bat [first], so I didn't appeal so much. But it was a good review in the end (laughs), and I think I owe the hat-trick to the captain,” Bumrah said.