Sobers congratulates Holder for his "Beaver-trick"

By Bipin Dani. Dated: 2/3/2022 4:01:13 PM

MUMBAI, Feb 2: World's greatest all-rounder Sir Garfield Sobers was "more than happy" to congratulate the newest and Windies' first double hat-trick achiever Jason Holder on Sunday.
Jason Holder emulated Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, Sri lanka's Lasith Malinga & Ireland's Curtis Campher to become the fourth bowler in T20I cricket to claim four wickets in four balls. He did so against England at Bridgetown in the fifth and final match of the series, which enabled his team to win the match and the
"I was present at the Kensington Oval ground and after the match was invited by the team management to meet. I personally met Holder and congratulated his double hat-trick", Sobers, speaking exclusively over the telephone said.
"Grabbing 4 in 4 is rare and not many bowlers have achieved this. Holder is a no. 1 very good cricketer and it was his fantastic performance. I wished him good luck for the upcoming India tour as well", he added.
India-born Anuradha Doddaballapur, who is now a cardiovascular scientist in Germany was the first woman player to take four wickets in four balls in T20 internationals (against Austria in August 2020). (On 26th January this year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had sent her a special message in Frankfurt on India's 75th year of freedom).
Holder's father, Ronald Holder speaking exclusively, says this feat of 4 in 4 is also known as a Beaver-trick.



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