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A unique feat for Bhuvneshwar Kumar

By Rajneesh Gupta
March 02, 2013 19:00 IST
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed his first wicket in Test cricket when his delivery disturbed David Warner’s furniture today. Interestingly Bhuvneshwar’s first wicket in Twenty20 Internationals and One-Day Internationals were also bowled (Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez respectively).

Bhuvneshwar thus became first bowler in cricket history to get his first wicket in all three formats of the game as bowled. There have been a few players who have taken first wicket as bowled in two formats, but none had done this in all three before Bhuvneshwar.

There are a few bowlers, however, who took their first wicket in all 3 formats without any assistance from a teammate. The complete list is given below. Some of the players made their debut in shorter version of the game before making their Test debut, however the list is compiled in a particular order for the sake of the clarity.

Bowler Format First Wicket
Vs Batsman How out Score Season
Jeetan Patel (NZ) Test SA GC Smith c & b 25  2005-06
  ODI Zim SV Carlisle bowled 30  2005
  T20I SA JH Kallis bowled 20  2005-06
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) Test Ban Hannan Sarkar lbw 30  2003
  ODI Zim GJ Rennie lbw 11  2002-03
  T20I Ken CO Obuya bowled 17  2007-08
Chris Tremlett (Eng) Test Ind W Jaffer c & b 58  2007
  ODI Ban Shahriar Nafees bowled 10  2005
  T20I Ind V Sehwag bowled 68  2007-08
Ajantha Mendis (SL) Test Ind R Dravid bowled 14  2008
  ODI WI CH Gayle lbw 52  2007-08
  T20I Zim KM Dabengwa bowled 4  2008-09
J-P Duminy (SA) Test Aus MJ Clarke c & b 138  2008-09
  ODI SL DPMD Jayawardene bowled 21  2004
  T20I WI S Chanderpaul c & b 8  2009
Nazmul Hossain (Ban) Test Ind G Gambhir bowled 139  2004-05
  ODI NZ PG Fulton bowled 9  2004-05
  T20I WI ADS Fletcher lbw 8  2009
Ravindra Jadeja (Ind) Test Eng IJL Trott bowled 44  2012-13
  ODI Aus RT Ponting lbw 74  2009-10
  T20I Eng RS Bopara bowled 37  2009
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Ind) Test Aus DA Warner bowled 6  2012-13
  ODI Pak Mohammad Hafeez bowled 0  2012-13
  T20I Pak Nasir Jamshed bowled 2  2012-13


-Rajneesh Gupta

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