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
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 10, 2019
This is Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary's Tweet
What an amazing spell by @deepak_chahar9, 6 wickets for just 7 runs, he became the first Indian bowler to take a Hat-trick in T20I. Many congratulations for this remarkable achievement.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) November 10, 2019
And Here's How Twitterati Reacted
3/16 vs Sri Lanka in 2012.
First Indian to take a hat-trick in T20s. https://t.co/7TxmKegibQ
— Suprita Das (@suprita2009) November 10, 2019
Ekta Bisht is the First Indian
Ekta Bisht is the first Indian to pick a hat trick in T20. https://t.co/V683tzOb4Q
— Janhavi (@IAmTrillian) November 11, 2019
Ekta Bisht Had Done This for India in 2012
Deepak Chahar is the first Indian male cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20Is.
Ekta Bisht had done this for India in 2012 against Sri Lanka.
So, it's EKTA BISHT who "became the first Indian to pick up a hat-trick in T20Is 🙌👏" https://t.co/paF4XmmmOT
— Shruti Banerjee (@shruti_1230) November 11, 2019
Ring Any Bells?
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? https://t.co/jV35Sue2n0
— Aishi Roy (ঐশী) (@the_talkingjay) November 11, 2019
Deepak Chahar is Second
Ekta Bisht is also a proud Indian, and a member of our own @BCCIWomen team. He was the first Indian to get a hat-trick in 2012. #DeepakChahar is the second, or the first male Indian cricketer to do so. #INDvsBAN https://t.co/W4HXucC0qI
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) November 10, 2019
A Woman Accomplished This Seven Years Ago
When the Indian cricket board themselves don't recognize that a woman accomplished this 7 years before Deepak. SMH. https://t.co/4fZgeHf4J3
— Insani-tea (@CuttinggChaii) November 11, 2019
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.