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Luck, captain’s faith and players’ support needed for the hat-trick, says Taskin Ahmed

Bangladeshi fast bowler Taskin Ahmed considers himself to be "lucky enough" this time to get his first hat-trick on Tuesday. 

 

"Fortunate because before the recent (2nd) ODI against Sri Lanka at Dambulla, I came close to achieve this four times but was not lucky to get the third wicket but this time in my 25th ODI, luck favoured me",

"Every bowler has a dream to get the hat-trick and I am no exception. I feel great and at last, my dream got fulfilled. Had we won the match instead of it being abandoned because of rain, it would have still been a better feeling". 

–  said the right arm fast bowler.

 

When asked whether is it easy to get a hat-trick in a Test or an ODI, the right arm fast bowler, who will turn 22 on Monday, said,

"I have played 4 Tests and never came close to a hat-trick but I can say any bowler would need the luck to have a hat-trick. Be it a Test or an ODI. Without luck and other players' support including captain's faith no bowler can achieve this feat".  

 

Taskin Ahmed's hat-trick included a middle order batsman Asela Gunaratne and two tail-enders (Suranga Lakmal and Niuewan Pradeep). 

"Two of my four victims were recognized batsmen and thus my performance can not be undermined", he added.

"I agree the tail-ender batsmen make more mistakes than the regular ones. But hat-trick is, after all, a hat-trick, i.e. three wickets in three consecutive balls. That's it. Hopefully, my victims will be the top order batsmen in the next hat-trick", he signed off. 

 

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