Team India pacer Deepak Chahar is in for a heartbreak.
New Delhi, Nov 13: Team India pacer Deepak Chahar is in for a heartbreak.
The 27-year-old had bagged three wickets in one over while representing Rajasthan against Vidarbha in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday.
There were reports in the media that the young fast bowler had bagged the hat-trick.
However, according to former players and cricket experts, it will not be counted as a hat-trick since the bowler had conceeded a wide after claiming the first wicket. He had clinched two wickets in consecutive balls after that.
This latest development had come barely two days after Chahar had bagged a hat-trick for Team India.
The right-arm pacer took apart the Bangladesh batting to hand India a series-clinching 30-run win in the third and final T20I at the VCA Stadium on Sunday.
During his magical spell, the 27-year-old Rajasthan seamer went on to become the first Indian male bowler to grab a hat-trick in T20Is.
His figures of 6/7 were the best so far in T20 internationals as he surpassed the previous record held by Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis who had scalped 6/8 against Zimbabwe in 2012.
On Tuesday, Deepak was at his best again as he returned figures of 4/18 including the hat-trick to bowl the opposition out for 99/9 in a rain-curtailed 13 over match.
Rajasthan lost the tie by 1 run via the VJD method.
Chahar had claimed the wickets of Darshan Nalkande, Shrikant Wagh and Akshay Wadkar in the 13th over.
News24 Bureau with IANS inputs
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