Match Number 30 of the Indian Premier League which witnessed the clash of Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals made headlines in many ways. Despite having made the highest total of the season i.e. 217, Rajasthan only managed to win it narrowly by 7 runs. Both sides smashed heavy fireworks in their respective innings. For RR, on one hand, Jos Buttler hammered his second ton of the season, on the other Yuzvendra Chahal took the first hat trick of IPL 2022 along with a fifer. Chahal was declared Player for the Match for his stunning figures of 5 for 40 that included a match-changing 17th over which restricted KKR’s chase on Monday.
‘Itna Khush ki hat-trick le lia?’ Fans get to see an adorable Husband-Wife fun banter
With the Covid scare echoing loud, Players and their partners have been instructed to be in the bio bubble to curb the infection spread. So Chahal’s wife Dhanashree Varma too had to be in quarantine. However, her period ended yesterday. Dhanashree was then spotted in the stands cheering her husband and the Royals. After the match, she caught up with Chahal from the stands while the leg-spinner was standing on the sidelines.
Here’s the conversation that took place Dhanashree and Chahal
Dhanashree: “How do you feel I’m out of the bubble?”
Chahal: “It’s a great feeling”
Dhanashree: “Itna khush ki hat-trick le lia?” (You’re so happy that you took a hat-trick?”
Chahal: “Yeah. First hat-trick!”
Chahal was a superstar in the match, it was his wickets at crucial moments which curbed the run pace of the Knights. He made a stunning comeback after being hit for 17 runs in his first over. Nitish Rana was Chahal’s first victim in the 15th over of the match. However, it was the 17th over that changed the fate of the game in favour of RR. KKR needed only 40 runs with six wickets in hand. KKR Skipper Shreyas Iyer looked in good touch and was nearing his century when Chahal bowled his mystery spell.
He first got Venkatesh Iyer stumped and then took the important wicket of Shreyas Iyer with a flipper. Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins went for golden ducks as Chahal completed the 21st hat-trick of IPL history. In the end, RR managed to bowl out KKR for 210 with 2 balls to spare and won the match by 7 runs.