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Adam Gilchrist Makes 'No DRS' Cry At Harbhajan Singh's Test Hat-trick

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Harbhajan's hat-trick against the mighty Australians (Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, and Shane Warne) set the tone for the series
  • Adam Gilchrist was dismissed by Harbhajan Singh after he was trapped in an LBW during the contest between India and Australia on June 2001
  • A disgruntled Adam Gilchrist walked back to the pavilion shaking his head, clearly unhappy with the umpire's call

Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh had etched his name in the records on June 2001, when he became the first Indian to pick a Test hat-trick. Harbhajan's hat-trick against the mighty Australians (Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, and Shane Warne) set the tone for the series. Harbhajan Singh's record comes to the spotlight after Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian to pick a hat-trick in Test cricket, as he dismissed Bravo, who was caught by KL Rahul at the second slip, and then had both Brooks and Chase LBW in the next two deliveries. Harbhajan Singh had earlier credited Sadagopan Ramesh for an incredible catch at forward short-leg 18 summers ago that allowed Harbhajan Singh to pick up the rare feat. 

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Adam Gilchrist says 'No DRS then'

Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist took a dig at Harbhajan Singh's historic moment and said that there was no Decision Review System(DRS) available at that time. Adam Gilchrist was dismissed by Harbhajan Singh after he was trapped in an LBW during the contest between India and Australia on June 2001. A disgruntled Adam Gilchrist walked back to the pavilion shaking his head, clearly unhappy with the umpire's call. Years later, when a user shared Harbhajan Singh's moment on a social media platform, Adam Gilchrist made a comment saying there was no DRS system at that time along with a sad emoji. While Harbhajan Singh was comparing his hat-trick to Jasprit Bumrah's spectacular feat, it looked like Adam Gilchrist was whining about the loss of his wicket in the match against India. Here's what Adam Gilchrist had to say about Harbhajan Singh's historic moment:

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Harbhajan Singh feels indebted to Ramesh

The Turbanator still feels that without Ramesh's flash of brilliance, he wouldn't have been able to create history. "I remember that I discussed with Dada (Sourav Ganguly) and we decided to keep it on stumps and try for a third leg before but Warne flicked it. Now to be honest, Ramesh wasn't the most athletic of the guys in that team. Yet at forward short-leg, he pulled off that stunner with a less than split-second reaction time. Whenever I have later met Ramesh, I told him, 'buddy my hat-trick belongs to you'," Harbhajan fondly recollected. That's why I believe that some things happen that come together and such a beautiful thing happens. It was Ramesh's brilliance then and it's Virat's conviction now," said the owner of 711 international wickets. The most endearing thing, according to Harbhajan, was Rahul Dravid's celebration. "I have never seen Rahul so excited, jumping with joy. Perhaps, he also didn't believe Ramesh can pull off such a catch," he said.

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