Karthik Meiyappan
Karthik Meiyappan. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Karthik Meiyappan, a Chennai-born spinner who started honing his cricket abilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in his early adolescence, delivered a second to recollect on Tuesday within the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022. Meiyappan picked up a hat-trick whereas bowling towards Sri Lanka within the sixth match of the event as he stormed by the center order in a magical spell.

With this feat, Meiyappan grew to become simply the fifth bowler within the historical past of the T20 World Cup to bag a hat-trick. Earlier than him, solely Australia’s Bret Lee, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, Eire’s Curtis Campher, and Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga have reached the peak. Meiyappan dismissed Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka and the Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka to finish his hat-trick.

Sri Lanka’s goal of 153 appeared like somewhat an excessive amount of for UAE to chase, they usually have been dished out for 73 runs as Meiyappan’s hat-trick went in useless. UAE was handed their second defeat of the event, which put curtains on their marketing campaign and the upcoming fixture towards Namibia shall be a lifeless rubber. However Meiyappan was pleased along with his achievement.

“It nonetheless hasn’t sunk in, the very fact I obtained a hat-trick in a T20 World Cup and the primary (UAE) bowler to take action. It truly is a proud second, superb. However it could have been a lot sweeter, significantly better if we had gained the sport tonight. Clearly making the crew to be within the World Cup was an achievement in itself, however the principle objective was to play the Tremendous 12s. As of now I feel, going ahead for us, it could be the 2023 World Cup in India. That is what we’ll be prepping up for,” he informed the media after the sport.

Meiyappan additionally opened up about his feeling publish the sport and talked about each wicket that he took to finish the hat-trick.

“First up towards Rajapaksa, I feel the size facet was a protracted boundary for him. I believed he would attempt to take me down over there as a result of I feel he was five-from-five, one thing like that. I began to push it and he tried however he sliced it, straight to Kashif on the boundary. That was the primary one. After which Asalanka walked in. That was a no brainer for me. I used to be going to bowl round and straight up. Vriitya took an incredible catch.,” he informed the media concerning the first two wickets.

Meiyappan delivered three googlies in a row to choose up three essential wickets. His hat-trick landed his crew in a cushty place at that second within the sport. Of the three wickets, Dasun Shanaka’s dismissal was the spotlight, because the batter was left astonished on the sphere when the ball rattled by the stumps.

“When Dasun walked in, I used to be going by my feelings of being on a hat-trick, however all I wished to do was bowl on the stumps. And no matter occurs after that, it isn’t in my fingers. However once more I simply bowled round him and I feel he picked it (mistaken), tried to go over cowl. However yeah. I used to be clear with my plans earlier than the hat-trick ball. And nobody got here in. However we all the time have a chat after we bowl, me and the wicket-keeper. We’re from the identical metropolis, which is why we talked in our language, Tamil. We had a dialog earlier than that and I simply delivered what I wished to,” he added.