One of the most exciting sights in cricket is to watch a bowler score a hat-trick. And the fans have been lucky to watch several such hat-tricks in the IPL. But the two players that stand out in this regard are Amit Mishra and Yuvraj Singh. Both these stalwarts of cricket have been consistent match winners for their squad, and their hat-tricks are etched forever in cricket history. So, today, let’s take a closer look at all the hat-tricks by these two brilliant cricketers.
Amit Mishra: The King Of Hat-tricks In IPL
The leg-spinner has always delivered a consistent performance in the IPL. And he is the one who has the record for the most hat-tricks in IPL history. Here’s a recap of Amit Mishra’s hat-trick in the IPL.
Deccan Chargers vs. Delhi Daredevils (15th May 2008)
Amit Mishra had started off the match by breaking up the partnership between Herschelle Gibbs (22) and Shahid Afridi (33) consecutively in seventh and eighth overs. However, Amit Mishra hat-trick came soon enough when he removed Ravi Teja, Pragyan Ojha, and RP Singh within the first three balls of the final over. His 5-17 in 4 overs is the record for the most hat tricks in IPL.
Deccan Chargers vs. Kings XI Punjab (21st May 2011)
The second Amit Mishra hat-trick was three years later when he was playing for Deccan Chargers. In the sixteenth over, Mishra bowled out Ryan McLaren, Mandeep Singh, and Ryan Harris and got KXIP down from 102/5 to 102/8. Eventually, Punjab got bowled out for 116 runs in 19 overs. Deccan won by 82 runs, and he kept his record of the most hat tricks in IPL intact.
Pune Warriors vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad (17th April 2013)
The best hat-tricks in IPL by Amit Mishra were against Pune Warriors back in 2013. He took three wickets in one row and did not let Sunrisers Hyderabad win against a target as low as 120. In fact, the Sunrisers defended their lowly 119 so well that Pune wrapped up the innings for 108. Furthermore, Mishra made 30 runs off 24 balls, and was given the title of Man of the Match, and upheld his record for the most hat tricks in IPL.
Yuvraj Singh: The Captain Who Delivered
Captain Yuvraj Singh hat-trick for Punjab Kings was one of the highlights of the IPL season of 2009. He was also the top scorer for the team for that season with 340 runs. Let’s look at the recap of the Yuvraj Singh hat-trick.
Kings XI Punjab vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore (1st May 2009)
Yuvraj Singh is one of the players with the most hat-tricks in IPL history. He removed Kallis and Uthappa off two consecutive deliveries to stop their partnership at 42 runs. He came back in the next over and bowled Mark Boucher within the first ball of the next over and completed his hat-trick. Furthermore, Yuvraj Singh and Karan Goel laid a solid partnership by hitting 50 off just 34 balls, though KXIP failed to secure a win against RCB even after all this effort.
Kings XI Punjab vs. Deccan Chargers (17th May 2009)
Another Yuvraj Singh hat-trick came in the same season of the IPL. Punjab was defending a run of 135, and it was the 13th over when he dismissed Herschelle Gibbs off the last ball of his 12th over. In the 14th over, he scalped Andrew Symonds with the first ball and took the wicket of Venugopal Rao in the next ball. It made the middle order of Deccan collapse, and Punjab won the match.
Amit Mishra and Yuvraj Singh not only have the most hat-tricks in IPL history, but also their fiery performance will always be remembered by the fans. Do you want to know more such amazing updates about all things sports? Stay tuned with Pure win news to know all there is about your favorite sports.