On October 31 in 1987, former India paceman Chetan Sharma first Indian cricketer to take a hat-trick in the ODI and became only the third bowler in the world.
He was first to achieve the feat in a World Cup against New Zealand in Nagpur, India.
Sharma’s first removed Ken Rutherford, following Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield as the Black Caps collapsed to 182/8 but in the en,d managed to take the score tally to 221/9 off their 50 overs.
India got home easily with plenty of balls to spare thanks to aggressive knocks from openers Krishnamachari Srikkanth and the little master Sunil Gavaskar, who smashed a hundred to take the match home.
India, the defending champions, reached the semi-finals eventually got defeated in semis by the hands of Australia.
A few years later, in January 1991, Kapil Dev became the second Indian to take a hat-trick during the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens. at the same venue after 26 years, the talented left-arm chinaman bowler, Kuldeep Yadav took the third Indian hat-trick.
When bowling his eighth over, He dismissed Matthew Wade, then Ashton Agar and lastly Pat Cummins off his 1st and 2nd delivery in the 33rd over of the Australian innings to derail their chase of 253 in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.