Seamer Deepak Chahar records second hat-trick in three days

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The seamer took the last three wickets off consecutive deliveries by just shelling out a run which helped Rajasthan restrict Vidarbha to 99 for 9 in 13 overs at the Greenfield Stadium. Photo: @ICC/twitter

India’s paceman Deepak Chahar on Tuesday (November 12) claimed his second hat-trick within three days, however, this time it’s for his domestic side Rajasthan in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Thiruvananthapuram.

The seamer took the last three wickets off consecutive deliveries by just shelling out a run which helped Rajasthan restrict Vidarbha to 99 for 9 in 13 overs at the Greenfield Stadium.

Earlier, during the India-Bangladesh clash in the series-deciding third and final T20I in Nagpur, Chahar became the first male cricketer from the country to take a hat-trick in the shortest format of the game.

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The Chennai Super Kings seamer on Sunday (November 10) registered an incredible bowling stat of 6 wickets for 7 runs in 3.2 overs which contributed to India winning the T20I series by 2-1 and the squad’s first shortest format win at home this season.

The 27-year-old Rajasthan bowler said that playing in sultry Chennai weather played a major role in his cricket education.

“Playing in Chennai, I have now realised how to counter dew and sweat. How to keep my hands clean. At times, rub dry soil in your hands and then bowl (so that hands don’t get slippery),” he said during an interview on ‘Chahal TV’ hosted by teammate Yuzvendra Chahal for the BCCI’s official website.