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Jasprit Bumrah's hat-trick belongs to Virat Kohli as much as it belongs to him: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh was all praises for skipper Virat Kohli for taking the review which helped Jasprit Bumrah secure a hat-trick. Bumrah achieved this feat in the second test against West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica
Jasprit Bumrah's hat-trick belongs to Virat Kohli as much as it belongs to him: Harbhajan Singh Jasprit Bumrah's hat-trick belongs to Virat Kohli as much as it belongs to him: Harbhajan Singh
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Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that Jasprit Bumrah will forever remain grateful to skipper Virat Kohli for taking the review which helped him secure the hat-trick just like how Sadagopan Ramesh helped him by taking a stunning catch to dismiss Shane Warne in 2001. On the hat-trick ball, Bumrah, who bowled a perfect in-swinger felt that Roston Chase had inside-edged it and was not confident of his appeal. Later, the skipper prompted the review and to everyone's surprise the decision was overturned.  

Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to perform a Test hat-trick after Harbhajan Singh (2001) and Irfan Pathan (2006). He got Darren Bravo, Samarah Brooks and Roston Chase in the ninth over of West Indies' first innings. Harbhajan's hat-trick against Australia included the wickets of Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne, while Irfan Pathan's hat-trick included the wickets of Salman Butt, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf.

"This hat-trick belongs to Virat as much as it belongs to Bumrah. The bowler wasn't convinced but the skipper had a gut feeling. What if Virat wouldn't have gone for that DRS? It was a brilliant call by the skipper which complemented his magnificent effort."

On Sadagopan Ramesh's brilliant catch at short-leg to dismiss Shane Warne, Harbhajan said, "I remember that I discussed with Dada and we decided to keep it on stumps and try for a third leg before but Warne flicked it. Now to be honest, Ramesh wasn't the most athletic of the guys in that team. Yet at forward short-leg, he pulled off that stunner with a less than split second reaction time. Whenever I have later met Ramesh, I told him, buddy my hat-trick belongs to you."

He also recalled Rahul Dravid's celebration after the fall of Shane Warne's wicket. "I have never seen Rahul so excited, jumping with joy. Perhaps, he also didn't believe Ramesh can pull of such a catch."

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