NEWS
13/11/2019 1:20 PM IST

BCCI Doesn't Acknowledge Fact-Check On Its Deepak Chahar Tweet

BCCI said Deepak Chahar was "the first Indian to pick up a hat-trick in T20Is" and no one was happy.

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Two days ago, Deepak Chahar’s six wicket haul against Bangladesh helped India win the third and final T20 International by 30 runs. The pacer’s haul also included a hat-trick and BCCI celebrated the feat with a tweet. 

Several Twitter users and other reports did a fact check for BCCI and reminded the cricket body of Ekta Bisht.  

As Quint’s report said, Chahar is the first Indian man to achieve a hat-trick in the shortest format of the game. The first Indian, however, to do this was Ekta Bisht for the Indian Women’s Team. 

She achieved the feat in 2012 in a T20I against Sri Lanka. 

Other reports (see here and here) also pointed out the problem with BCCI’s tweet.

Despite several reports and tweets (see below), BCCI’s tweet, at the time of writing this, is still there.