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Karthik, who took the first hat-trick of the T20 World Cup, opened the secret, told- how did he hunt the Sri Lankan batsmen?

New Delhi. The T20 World Cup has proved to be shocking so far. Namibia and Scotland stunned everyone by defeating world champion teams like Sri Lanka and West Indies. Another shocking incident happened in the Group A match between Sri Lanka and UAE on Tuesday. UAE’s 22-year-old leg-spinner Karthik Meiyapan took the first hat-trick of this tournament. He became the first cricketer from UAE to take a hat-trick in Men’s T20 cricket. He did this feat in the 15th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. Due to Karthik’s bowling, Sri Lanka’s team, which scored 114 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 14 overs, could score only 38 runs in the next 6 overs and their 6 wickets fell.

Karthik Meiyapan dismissed Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the fourth ball of the 15th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. In the next two balls, he bowled a googly and hit Charith Asalanka and Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka. In this way he completed the first hat-trick of this T20 World Cup. Karthik took all his three wickets in this over itself. He conceded only 19 runs in 4 overs. Let us tell you that Karthik was born in Chennai and his family had settled in Dubai many years ago. Since then, he made his ODI debut for the UAE in 2019 and T20 last year.

Karthik reveals about hat-trick
India-born Karthik revealed his strategy after taking a hat-trick. He told, ‘I cannot describe the joy of taking a hat-trick. There was a left-handed batsman on strike, so I was trying to take the ball out of him. I was lucky that Rajapaksa was caught in deep cover trying to hit the ball outside off-stump. Then came Asalanka. It was easy for me to bowl the googly to him and the ball took the edge of his bat and went into the hands of the wicketkeeper. But getting Shanaka out was really special. This ball was special, which went straight out of his bat and pad and hit the wicket. It was a big wicket for me.

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Karthik further said, ‘The wicket was not getting much help, but it was necessary to bowl wicket-to-wicket. In such a situation, if the batsmen made a mistake, then I had a chance to get them out and it happened.

Tags: Dasun Shanaka, Sri lanka, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022, UAE

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