Harbhajan Singh berates Adam Gilchrist over his DRS dig on Twitter regarding his 1st ever test hat-trick in the iconic Kolkata test.
There was a time when Australia indomitable. They were conquerors who had vanquished every land they stepped their foot on at the time; save for one, India. Steve Waugh had famously called the country his ‘Final Frontier’ and they came incredibly close to conquering it too back in 2001.
Australia were riding on a world record 16 test wins in a row and had already beaten India in the first test at Mumbai. After scoring 445 runs and bowling India out for 171 runs, it seemed that the Final Frontier would be breached. However, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid had other plans as they batted the Aussies out of the game before Harbhajan Singh wiped the Aussies with his wily off-spinners.
In total, the turbanator picked up 13 wickets in the match including a hat-trick in the first innings. In doing so, he became the first Indian to pick up a hat-trick in test matches. His victims were Ricky Pointing, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne.
Adam Gilchrist, in particular, did not have the best of games as he became the first Australian to be dismissed for a king pair in Test Cricket and it looks like he is still sour about holding this distinction.
A video regarding the hat-trick was uploaded on Twitter with the legendary keeper tagged. Gilchrist commented, No DRS, lamenting the absence of the technology as a factor in his dismissal which was indeed controversial. The ball had hit his bat before hitting the pad after all.
Harbhajan Singh berates Adam Gilchrist over his DRS dig
However, Harbhajan Singh was in no mood to participate in the mourning. The off spinner slammed Gilchrist for remaining as insensible as he was during his playing days.
Surely this was banter from Gilchrist. However, if he was really serious about the lack of DRS, then the Aussie legend would do well to remind himself that with DRS, India would have won the 2008 Sydney Test and eventually the series as well; and would not have to wait till 2019 to do so.
Australia would eventually conquer India in their next visit to the subcontinent country. Since then, every series between the two has been hard fought, with neither willing to concede an inch.
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