Days after Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to record Test hat-trick, the videos of Harbhajan and Irfan Pathan’s hat-trick started doing the rounds. And Gilchrist quoted one of those videos saying ‘No DRS’. He also added a sad emoticon. Gilchrist was the second victim to be dismissed leg before wicket after Ricky Ponting, but replays showed the ball was hitting his bat instead of pad first.
Knowingly, there was no Decision Review System (DRS) during those days and on-field umpire’s decision was final. On Gilchrist’s tweet, the Indian off-spinner Harbhajan hit back on Wednesday. He asked him to “stop crying” over his dismissal during the off-spinner’s famous hat-trick at Eden Gardens in the historic Kolkata Test in 2001.
Harbhajan tweeted, “U think u would have survived for long if not first ball? Stop crying over these things mate..thought u would talk sense after ur playing days.. but few things never change u r the prime example of that. Always crying (sic).”
Here’s Adam Gilchrist’s tweet and Bhajji’s response
No DRS 😩 https://t.co/3XsCqk9ZiR
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) August 31, 2019
What followed thereafter was nothing short of a shock for the veteran cricketer Harbhajan as he quickly deleted his tweet after the criticism started to flow. The spinner faced the flak from his own fans for the tweet. While some criticized him for not taking Gilchrist’s tweet in the right spirit, some reminded him of his record against Gilchrist, and some even compared the incident to recent Jadeja-Manjrekar banter.
With this, CricTracker brings to you some of the interesting reactions
hayden ko b pta tha Harbhajan bhrwa h😂@harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/UeRXuBQsPL
— Naughty Guy (@zeee39) September 5, 2019
Harbajan perhaps needs some respect for a player of Gilchrist’s ilk.
And Joe Burns has every right to get involved and defend one of his mates
— Michael (@mickyt7) September 4, 2019
Get off the booze https://t.co/xorARSWBx1
— Joe Burns (@joeburns441) September 4, 2019
That was a simple banter you frustrated idiot https://t.co/84XNwqb4mv
— cricket Aficionado 🇦🇺🌏🌏 (@Tafe25) September 4, 2019
Sad personal attack by @harbhajan_singh it would have been perfect if he had ended it after the first line. @gilly381 https://t.co/bOCBvY1mNi
— Ahmer Khan (@akahmer) September 4, 2019
Dear @Harbhajan_Singh, it's you who need to stop crying. https://t.co/c8mC7BpB92
— Anupam (@Anupam381) September 4, 2019
Someone please tell him that Gilchrist's impact on the game is much bigger than this validation seeking 'Turbantor'. https://t.co/GQCuy2oIl8
— Apurva 🇮🇳 (@ApurvaIND) September 4, 2019
It's a joke bajji 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤔 https://t.co/sAXosvr07X
— Tonystark (@sandypubsu) September 4, 2019
Breaking: Harbhajan Singh topples Gautam ghambir to become new number 1 whiner https://t.co/cV2AmiyKde
— Jas Gill (@TheJasGill) September 4, 2019
March 14, 2001, will always be remembered as a landmark day in the annals of Indian cricket. It was on this day that India snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid stitched together an iconic partnership which made India declare at 657 runs for 7 wickets against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Moreover, Harbhajan became the first Indian to take a Test hat-trick as he took the wickets of Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, and Shane Warne to finish with figures of 7/123.
The left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan repeated the feat when he took three wickets off consecutive balls against Pakistan in Karachi in 2006. Pathan interestingly was the first bowler in history to grab a hat-trick in the first over of Test cricket.
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