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First ever hat-trick in Cricket World Cup was taken by an Indian in Nagpur

Chetan Sharma bowling for India during the 1st Test match between India and England at Wankhede Stadium, Bombay (Mumbai) in India on November 28, 1984. The umpire is Swaroop Kishen. (Photo Source: Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

The ongoing Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales is the 12th edition of the prestigious tournament organised by International Cricket Council (ICC). Over the years, several records have been made and broken at different World Cup editions creating memorable World Cup moments in the process. Some records and moments, however, will forever be special! One such moment is the first ever World Cup hat-trick, which was taken by Indian bowler Chetan Sharma during a match against New Zealand in Nagpur in 1987.

In 1987, for the first time, the World Cup was held outside England. The 1987 World Cup was held in India and Pakistan. With India winning the 1983 World Cup, all eyes were on the Indian Cricket Team. While India did manage to reach the semifinal of the tournament, it lost to England team, which headed to the final to face Australia.

During India’s sixth match against New Zealand on October 21, 1987, at VCA Stadium in Nagpur’s Civil Lines area, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. India had a decent bowling line up in bowlers such as Kapil Dev, Manoj Prabahkar and Chetan Sharma. Kapil Dev was the captain who led Indian team to crush the mighty West Indies and win the 1983 World Cup. But that day in 1987 did not belong to Kapil Dev, it belonged to Chetan Sharma, who was playing his first ever Cricket World Cup.

Sharma, a right arm medium pacer, made history that day! He became the first ever bowler in international cricket to take a hat-trick in a world cup tournament. Sharma took the wickets of Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield. Interestingly, all three batsmen were clean bowled by Sharma.

With the help of Sunil Gavaskars unbeaten 103 and Kris Srikkanth’s 75, India chased New Zealands total of 221 runs in 32.1 overs and won the match by 9 wickets. The highlight of match was, however, Chetan Sharma who had written his name gloriously in the pages of history. Sharma and Gavaskar were both announced as the Player of the Match.

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh

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Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh looks on while Congress MP Shashi Tharoor files nomination papers for party chief post

Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”

Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

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Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”

Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.

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Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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The Raaas (2018)

Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”

He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”

Also read: Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur

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