You will definitely agree that the T20 format is a batsman dominant game, right? Yeah! No doubt on it, but the beauty of T20 cricket is you can’t just ignore bowlers. Many world-class bowlers have turned crucial games with their amazing bowling performances. T20 game is the shorter format of cricket where one bowler can bowl a maximum of 4 overs. Taking a hat-trick in T20 cricket is not that much easy. Bowlers need proper execution, variation, and class to achieve a hat-trick in T20 games.
Indian premium league is known as the best T20 cricket league globally, and fans are witnessed a considerable amount of hat tricks. According to the record, the cricket world has witnessed 19 hat-tricks in IPL, which is unbelievable. 16 players have taken these 19 hat-tricks. Here in this post, we will discuss who took the first hat trick in IPL history and give you the total list of hat tricks achieved by players in the history of the Indian Premium League.
L.Balaji created history by taking the first-ever hat-trick in 2008
The first hat-trick in IPL was taken by Lakshmipathy Balaji, who played for CSK in the first season of IPL 2008 against Kings XI Punjab (currently Punjab Kings). The first season of IPL World cricket has witnessed three amazing hat-tricks. Again in 2017, fans also witnessed another three hat-tricks in IPL.
Rohit Sharma has the record of taking a hat-trick in IPL
Though Rohit Sharma is known for his explosive batting, he can also bowl as a part-timer. Surprisingly Rohit as a part-time bowler, is the first player to take a hat-trick in the Indian premium league 2009 against Mumbai Indians.
Amit Mishra leads the list
Formerly experienced leg spinner Amit Mishra has an amazing IPL career. He has the rare record of taking 3 hat-tricks till now, which is the most by any player in the history of IPL. He has taken all hat tricks for different franchises. The first hat-trick he took for Delhi DareDevils in 2008. The second one he took in 2011 for Deccan Chargers, and the last one came in 2012 when he played for Sunrises Hyderabad.
Yuvraj Singh successfully holds the record of achieving two IPL hat-tricks
All-rounder and part-time bowler Yuvraj Singh have also taken two hat-tricks in the history of IPL. He comes at the second position as a player who took the most number of hat-tricks in IPL after Amit Mishra.
List of Players having Hat-tricks in IPL
|Position||Player||No of Hat-tricks|