A year ago on the same day, Bumrah became only the third Indian to take a Test match hat-trick wicket when he trapped Roston Chase in front of the stumps in Jamaica.
Recalling about the special moment, Bumrah tweeted that particular incident has a special place in his heart. “One year ago, but this day will always hold a special place in my heart,” Bumrah tweeted with a trophy emoji, along with a picture of his celebration after taking the hat-trick wicket.
India who batted first scored 416 runs on the back of Hanuma Vihari’s maiden Test century.
In the seventh over of the West Indies innings, Bumrah had opener John Campbell caught behind. In the second ball of his next over, he bowled an outstanding delivery across left-hander Darren bravo who to KL Rahul in the slips cordon. Sharmah Brooks was the next batsman who got caught in Bumrah’s delivery. Chase was next, and he failed to connect with yet another in-swinger. The umpire initially said it was not out, but India captain Virat Kohli reviewed, and rightly so, as Bumrah got a well-deserved hat-trick.
After Harbhajan & Irfan Pathan it was Bumrah who had taken hat-tricks in the longest format of cricket for India in front of Bumrah. Bumrah finished the innings with figures of 6-27, which included the top five batsmen in the West Indies line-up and captain Jason Holder. It was Bumrah’s second five-wicket haul in the two-match series, which India swept 2-0.
Earlier in the series, he also became the first Indian bowler to take five-wicket hauls in South Africa, England, Australia and the West Indies.