OKBET CRICKET : “It still hasn’t sunk in,” the UAE spinner says, reflecting on his record-setting hat trick at the World Cup

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OKBET CRICKET : "It still hasn't sunk in," the UAE spinner says, reflecting on his record-setting hat trick at the World Cup


UAE spinner : Karthik Meiyappan, who was born in Chennai, India, but has been living and developing as a cricketer in Abu Dhabi and Dubai since he was a teenager, made history on Tuesday in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

Karthik Meiyappan’s’magical stroke of bowling’ against Sri Lanka saw him take a remarkable hat-trick, tearing through the middle order and capping the achievement with a turner clean through the gate that splintered Dasun Shanaka’s timbers.

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Only five men’s players in the history of the game have taken a hat-trick at an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup; they are Brett Lee, Kagiso Rabada, Curtis Campher, Wanindu Hasaranga, and now Meiyappan.

And I doubt there were many better hat tricks than the one Meiyappan scored. It was a remarkable sight, and after the game, the 22-year-old explained each punch to the media present:

First, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (5 (8) was caught by Kashi Daud in the outfield

Meiyappan said, “When I faced Rajapaksa for the first time, I thought the length side was a long boundary for him.” I figured he was five-from-five or something and he’d attempt to take me down over there. He attempted to block my advance, but ended up slicing the ball right to Kashif on the sideline. Those were the first ones.

Second place, Charith Asalanka, with a score of 0-1 and one loss, trailed Vriitya Aravind by a narrow margin.

“Just then Asalanka came in,” the narrator said. Obviously, I had to choose with that option. If I bowled, it would be in a circular motion and then upwards. Vriitya made a magnificent grab.

Dasun Shanaka (3): 0 (1), clean bowled through the gate “When Dasun went in, I was going through my emotions of being on a hat-trick, but all I wanted to do was bowl at the stumps. And after that, I have no say in what occurs. Again, I just bowled around him, and I believe he selected it (wrong), trying to go over cover. That being said, absolutely.

My intentions were quite obvious before the hat-trick ball. And there was no one there. But before each delivery, the wicket-keeper and I always have a little discussion. Due to the fact that we both hail from the same metropolitan area, we naturally resorted to using Tamil in our conversations. To put it simply, we had a chat before that, and I said what I intended to say.

Highlights of Sri Lanka’s match against the United Arab Emirates in the T20 World Cup in 2022

Meiyappan’s feat was lauded by ICC commentator and former Sri Lankan cricketer Russell Arnold, who noted that the UAE had never before had a player score a hat-trick in a Twenty20 International.

Arnold said, “He was bowling well all through, the wrong’un none of the hitters picked.”

Because they were in the center of Sri Lanka’s batting order, not towards the end, you may assume they’re excellent hitters. in fact, he successfully confused them. Sri Lanka was only able to score 150 instead of the potentially disastrous 180 thanks to a fantastic spell.

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Meiyappan took 3/19 in just four overs, but Sri Lanka’s 152/8 was still too much for the United Arab Emirates’ batting lineup, which collapsed to 73 all out.

UAE’s World Cup campaign is virtually finished after two losses and a big margin of this loss, with just the last Group A encounter against Namibia remaining.

Meiyappan now has a mixed reaction to it.

To this day, I can hardly believe I became the first bowler from the United Arab Emirates to take a hat trick in a Twenty20 World Cup. It’s a great and humbling event for me personally,” he remarked. But winning the game today would have made everything so much better.

Of course, just reaching the World Cup squad was a huge accomplishment, but playing in the Super 12s was the real prize. The 2023 World Cup in India seems like the most likely next step for us. We’ll be getting ready for it.”

The future seems bright for little Meiyappan after such a spectacular performance and event.




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