The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has admitted that Ekta Bisht is the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in T20 International and not Deepak Chahar. Earlier, BCCI had named Deepak Chahar, who took a hat-trick in the third ODI against Bangladesh, as the first Indian bowler to achieve this feat. BCCI wrote on Twitter that Chahar became the first bowler from India to take a hat-trick in a T20 international. This is factually incorrect as the credit for taking the first hat-trick for India in the International T20 goes to women’s team bowler Ekta Bisht who achieved the feat seven years ago against Sri Lanka. Chahar is the first Indian male cricketer to do so.
BCCI wrote on Twitter that Chahar became the first bowler from India to take a hat-trick in a T20 international.
Like BCCI, its secretary Jay Shah also wrote on Twitter, describing Chahar as the first bowler to take a hat-trick in a T20 international, writing, “What a great bowler Chahar bowled, 6 wickets for just 7 runs, he was a hat-trick in T20 international.” Be the first Indian to take. Congratulations on this achievement. Congratulations to the entire Indian team on winning the T20 series against Bangladesh. ”After the BCCI’s tweet, the All India Women’s Congress along with many people on Twitter reminded her that Ekta Bisht had taken a hat-trick in the T20 International before Chahar. The Women’s Congress wrote, “It is sad that BCCI has forgotten the unity in your figures who took the first hat-trick in the International T20 for India.” Yes, Deepak Chahar is the first male cricketer but Ekta is the first Indian who did it in 2012.
Ekta Bisht took a hat-trick against Sri Lanka in the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers on 3 October 2012. He took three wickets for 16 runs in four overs in this match which India won by 9 wickets.