In the last match when Royal Challengers made 200 runs against KXIP, Anil Kumble the skipper said that in coming matches to put better bowling performance. And as true to his word, in this match against Rajasthan Royals Praveen Kumar registered the first hat-trick and Royals were pushed to corner.
With the fiery display of bowling Praveen Kumar registered the first IPL 2010 hat-trick. Praveen Kumar took the wickets in the 17th over of the first inning of Damien Martyn (19), Sumit Narwal (0) and Paras Dogra (3).
Praveen Kumar to see the back of Damien Martyn bowled a perfect yorker, and after that Narwal got catch out at fine leg. When he cleanly bowled Paras Dogra the in-form man than the moment of glory came.
The hat-trick of the Kumar was a testimony of fact that the bowlers to yield the results just need to stick their line and length. Before this Praveen Kumar was not in the limelight as he was in the RCB squad for past two years.
Praveen Kumar finished the spell with figures 4-18-0-3. But Praveen Kumar was not able to keep his captain Anil kumble far behind, Anil in his quota of four over just gave away only 9 runs and took the wicket of Michael Lumb.
About Kumble just a day before Shane Warne spoke highly. The clean bowled Warne in the 20th over, the Bangalorean did not took that admiration into consideration.