5 lesser known records held by Irfan Pathan


#2) He is the only player to have taken a hat-trick in the first over of a Test match

No Indian cricket fan can forget this moment- the decider match in Karachi after playing two draws, the arch-rivals are locking horns one last time. India wins the toss and puts Pakistan to bat. The left arm sultan of swing is handed the ball. After playing three dot balls, Salman Butt edges and hands a catch to Rahul Dravid in the slips. Next comes Younis Khan, who is totally puzzled by the next Pathan delivery. Up goes Simon Taufel's finger. LBW out. Hat-trick ball, Mohammed Yousuf on strike. Pakistan have already lost two wickets before the first over and with zero runs on board. And the next ball, the bails go off in full glory just like Irfan Pathan who is gloriously celebrating his hat-trick. Yousuf is clean bowled.

Indian bowler Irfan Pathan (2R) celebrat

0-3 after first over. However, to end the story, Pakistan fought back and won the Test match in the end- quite an interesting outcome after succumbing to a hat-trick in first over of the game.

He also became the second Indian bowler after Harbhajan Singh to have taken a hat-trick in Test cricket.

Edited by Moderator -PJ
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