The right-arm leg-break bowler holds the record for the maximum number of hat-tricks in the IPL while playing for three different teams. With three hat-tricks, one each in 2008 with Delhi Daredevils, 2011 with Deccan Chargers and 2013 with Sunrisers Hyderabad, his whitewash of the batting side in each of the matches clinched victory for his teams.
Surprised? Well, he has earned not one but two hat-tricks in his IPL career so far, both in the 2009 edition of the IPL against the same team, the Deccan Chargers. However, in the first match at Durban, his team, Kings XI Punjab, lost against Deccan Chargers. With impressive figures, Yuvraj was declared ‘Man of the match’ in both games. He is also the only man to have scored 50 runs and taken a hat-trick in the same match.
The other surprise hat-trick taker was this powerful batsman, currently the opener for the Indian cricket team. In the 2009 season, playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, he took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians and went on to take four wickets in five balls, with a record of four wickets conceding only six runs in two overs bowled. To this day he is the only player to have scored a century and taken a hat-trick in the IPL.
Written By : Rishabh Agarwal