Rajneesh Gurbani becomes the second bowler to take a hat-trick in Rajni final today. On Saturday, he has proved himself in the Rajni Trophy final with taking a hat-trick against Delhi to restrict the opposition to 295 in the first innings. Vidarbha’s Rajneesh Gurbani has achieved landmark hat-trick in two overs with two wickets off his final two deliveries in an over and the third with the first of the following. The 24-year-old who claimed his maiden hat-trick in first-class cricket is now on the elite list with becoming a second bowler after B Kalyanasundaram of Tamil Nadu. The first hat-trick in the Rajni came in 1972 in Chennai against Mumbai.
Now second hat-trick completed by Gurbani who ended the innings with 6 wickets for 59. However, his ankle was injured on Friday but he came back to a bowl after a short break. Gurbani took a hat-trick against Delhi in the final encounter at Holkar Stadium in Indore. He took the wickets of Vikas Mishra, Navdeep Saini and centurion Dhruv Shorey to help Vidarbha bowl out Delhi’s Rishabh Pant side for 295. In the last innings, the four out of his wickets came including that of Kulwant Khejrolia who got out at 6/59.
Rajneesh Gurbani was also the star of the semi-final match of Rajni Trophy where he took total 12 wickets including seven in the second innings to gross victory against Karnataka. For his amazing performance and achievements, Rajneesh achieved man of the match award. On the very first ball of his next over, Rajneesh got the wicket of Shorey. With splendid performance throughout this season, Rajneesh became the second blower to take a hat-trick. Also, he took 37 wickets in six games so far. Overall, Rajneesh has become the 76th player to get the feat in Ranji Trophy with his splendid performance against Delhi.