Jasprit Bumrah was the star of the show on Day 2 after he decimated the West Indies batting line-up to pick up six wickets and leave them reeling at 87-7 at stumps.
The impressive six wickets from the speedster also included a hat-trick which saw him become only the fourth Indian to achieve a hat-trick in tests.
However, Bumrah has now gone on to publicly give the credits for his hat-trick to captain Virat Kohli after the latter cleverly decided to review Roston Chase’s wicket which was originally given not out.
“I was not very sure of the appeal. I thought it hit the bat. But it was a good review in the end. I think I owe the hat-trick to the captain,” said Bumrah in a conversation with Kohli for bcci.tv.
Kohli also went on to admit that him and Ajinkya Rahane were pretty confident right from the appeal and stated that they knew it was a close call with Chase missing it by playing late.
At the end of day 2, India are in a commanding position in the test after scoring 416 in their first innings thanks to century from Hanuma Vihari and a fifty from Ishant Sharma.
West Indies, who set about to reduce this first innings total, couldn’t handle the pace of Bumrah and surrendered quite easily.
Bumrah’s hat-trick saw him claim the scalps of Darren Bravo, who was caught at second slip for four, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase, who were both trapped plum in front for golden ducks.
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