Gurinder Sandhu’s Hat Trick | Watch: Indian-born Australian point guard Gurinder Sandhu wins stunning BBL treble
Gurinder Sandhu scored a hat-trick for the Sydney Thunder against the Perth Scorchers | Courtesy of: Sydney Thunder | Photo credit: Twitter
- Gurinder Sandhu scored a hat-trick for Sydney Thunder against Perth Scorchers in BBL
- It was the third hat trick of his domestic cricket career for Sandhu
- Sandhu is an Australian athlete of Indian origin born in Punjab (India)
Australian and Indian cricketer Gurinder Sandhu made Big Bash League history on Thursday when he won a sensational treble for the Sydney Thunder against the Perth Scorchers at the Carrara Oval in Queensland on Thursday.
It was the third hat trick in the spectrum of Australian national cricket for Sandhu as the Thunder limited Scorchers to a mediocre score of 133. Sandhu was already the only cricketer in history to have scored two hat tricks in his national career. BBL’s hat-trick was the third.
Sandhu, who was born in Punjab (India), first put the wicket on the last ball of the 12th, sending Colin Munro to pack his bags. He then returned to 16th and got rid of Aaron Hardie and Laurie Evans in back-to-back deliveries to complete the hat-trick. In total, he had pocketed 4 wickets, having dismissed Kurtis Patterson in 5th.
What is amazing to see is the fact that although many cricketers end their careers with just one hat trick under their belt, be it in national or international cricket. Sandhu, however, now has three career hat tricks under his belt.
Speaking about his own performance after the game, Sandhu said: “Great feeling to have a hat-trick and great to have contributed to the team’s victory. Very good victory and very happy with it. I was not sure to come back after last year. Every time you win a game you get a lot of conviction. Always someone who puts their hand up and helps us win. It was amazing for us. “
As for the game, Sydney Thunder ended up chasing the 134-point goal without breaking a sweat. Matthew Gilkes (32 of 23), Alex Hales (26 of 32) and Jason Sangha (34 of 26) were the Sydney Thunder’s top hitters.
The number of overs in the match had to be reduced to 18 overs per team due to an interruption in the rain. Thunder, however, had managed to hit the target in just 17 overs.