Indian superstar Rohit Sharma is a celebrated name in the world cricket. He is one of the finest white-ball cricketers to embrace the game of cricket. Sharma is no mug with the ball either and he does bowl part-time off-spin sometimes. On 6th May, during IPL 2009, Rohit Sharma became the youngest Indian to pick a hat-trick in IPL playing for Deccan Chargers against Mumbai Indians.
Sharma managed to clinch a hat-trick in IPL 2009 against his current IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. Deccan Chargers were up against Mumbai Indians in the league game. Batting first, Deccan Chargers could only post a mediocre total of 145/6. Chasing the target of 146, Mumbai Indians were very much into the game till 15th over. The match was slipping away and the skipper Adam Gilchrist gave the ball to Rohit Sharma in a hope of a wicket.
The move proved to be a masterstroke as the hitman went to register a hat-trick to change the course of the game. Sharma picked up the wicket of Abhishek Nayar on the 5th ball of his over as the batsman got bowled trying the paddle-sweep. On the very next ball, Rohit Sharma accounted for Harbhajan Singh‘s wicket to cap-off the successful over. Rohit returned to ball the 18th over and he picked the wicket of well-set JP Duminy to complete his hat-trick and seal the game for the chargers.
In case you didn't know –
Rohit Sharma was signed by the Deccan Chargers in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008. He played for the franchise till 2010 before Mumbai Indians bought him in 2011. Rohit Sharma also won the IPL championship with now-defunct Deccan Chargers in 2009 – the same season which was held in South Africa.