'Ekta Bisht, Not Deepak Chahar, First Indian Bowler to Take Hat-Trick in T20Is', Netizens School BCCI and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah Over Wrong Tweets!
Deepak Chahar and Ekta Bisht (Photo Credits : Getty Images/(Twitter,@BCCI))

Deepak Chahar took a sensational Hat-Trick against Bangladesh and helped India clinch the T20I series. BCCI acknowledged the bowler's fantastic performance by congratulating him on Twitter. “@deepak_chahar9 today became the first Indian to pick up hat-trick in T20Is [sic] wrote BCCI on Twitter. The Indian pacer was also congratulated by BCCI secretary Jay Shah on twitter. Deepak Chahar was the first Indian male cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20Is while the first Indian to accomplish this was Women’s Team bowler Ekta Bisht. She achieved this feat against Sri Lanka in 2012 and her achievement was not lost on some diehard fans of the game who trolled BCCI for this error.

Many close followers of the game were not happy with BCCI as they neglected the accomplishments of their own players. Some corrected the board for their mistake while others slammed them for ignoring the achievement from a member of their women’s national team. “Hey @BCCI, We know that Ekta Bisht happens to be a woman, but not sure if that nullifies her national team identity.3/16? Sri Lanka? 2012? Ring any bells?” a user tweeted. Twitterati trolled BCCI for this tweet while many of them were left disappointed by this tweet from the Indian Cricketing Board.

Here's What BCCI Tweeted

This is Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary's Tweet

And Here's How Twitterati Reacted 


Ekta Bisht is the First Indian

Ekta Bisht Had Done This for India in 2012

Ring Any Bells?

Deepak Chahar is Second

A Woman Accomplished This Seven Years Ago

Ekta Bisht is the first International Women's cricketer from the state of Uttarakhand and also the first Indian women cricketer to make it into both the International Cricket Council’s One Day and Twenty20 Teams of the Year. Ekta took the hat-trick against Sri Lanka when she ran through the Lankan lower order as India defeated the hosts by nine wickets in the play-off match of the 2012’s ICC World Women Twenty20. India had restricted Sri Lanka to a modest 100 for eight after Bisht claimed a hat-trick in the final over. Ekta finished the match with the figures of 3/16 in her four overs.