In the first match played on Sunday at 3:30 PM, a fierce battle was witnessed between the Gujarat Titans and KKR. Rashid Khan of the Gujarat Titans scored his first hat trick in the IPL. Rashid Khan has previously taken hat-tricks in other cricket leagues and once in international T20, which we will discuss later. In the absence of Hardik Pandya, Rashid Khan, who was leading the team, won the toss and decided to bat first.
In the fifth over, Saha lost his wicket at 33 runs for the Titans. Shubman Gill played a 39-run inning in 31 balls. Sai Sudarshan once again played good batting and contributed a brilliant 53 runs off 38 balls. Vijay Shankar, sent as the right-handed batsman at number four, played a stormy inning, hitting 5 sixes and 4 fours and scoring 63 runs off 24 balls in this match, which is the third-fastest fifty of IPL 2023. KKR, who came down to bat in the second innings, lost the wicket of Rahmanullah Gurbaz in the third over itself. Venkatesh Iyer, who came to bat at number two for KKR, played a 40-run inning.
“Rashid Khan, the Afghan all-rounder and spin bowler who is known for his deadly bowling worldwide, made history in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday. In the first match of the tournament against KKR, he not only took a hat-trick but has also taken a hat-trick in other T20 leagues around the world. In the 17th over of the match,
Rashid Khan got Andre Russell caught by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on the first ball, then caught Sunil Narine at the boundary on the next ball, and on the hat-trick ball, he bowled a googly to dismiss Shardul Thakur. With this, Rashid Khan took his first chat trick in the IPL and also holds the unique record of taking hat tri in the Australian Big Bash League and the Caribbean Premier League. Recently,
He also became the number one T20 bowler in the international rankings after bowling the most consecutive dot balls without conceding a boundary in T20 Internationals. However, in yesterday’s match, Rinku Singh hit five sixes off Yash Dayal in the last over to help KKR win the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.”
Rashid Khan has equalled the record of Yuvraj Singh and Shane Watson:
As captain, Yuvraj Singh has taken a hat-trick twice in the IPL, and Shane Watson once. Now, Rashid Khan becomes the third captain to have taken a hat-trick in the IPL.
- Yuvraj Singh vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (2009)
- Yuvraj Singh vs Deccan Chargers (2009)
- Shane Watson vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (2014)
- Rashid Khan* vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2023)