Birthday special in pictures: Hat-trick bowlers in ICC World Cups
The Lankan fast bowlerÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs victims were Hannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful and Ehsanul Haque in the match against Bangladesh during the 2003 World Cup at the Pietermaritzburg Oval in Pietermaritzburg on 14 February. (Pic/ AFP)
Sharma became the first Indian ever to take a hattrick in an ODI when he took the wickets of Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield in the match against New Zealand during the 1987 World Cup at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground in Nagpur on 31 October.
The Windies bowler took the wickets of Pieter Seelaar, Bernard Loots and Berend Westdijk in the match against Netherlands at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on 28 February. (Pic/ AFP)
The spinner scalped the wickets of Henry Olonga, Adam Huckle and Pommie Mbanga in the match against Zimbabwe during the 1999 World Cup at the Oval in London on 11 June. (Pic/ AFP)
The Oz pacer scalped the wickets of Kennedy Otieno, Brijal Patel and David Obuya in the match against Kenya during the 2003 World Cup at the Kingsmead in Durban on 15 March. (Pic/ AFP)
The Slinga not only took a hat-trick but became the first player in World Cup history to take 4 wickets in 4 balls. This hat-trick spanned in 2 overs. He dismissed Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini in the match against South Africa in the 2007 edition at the Providence Stadium in Georgetown on 28 March. (Pic/ AFP)
Malinga also was the first bowler to achieve two World Cup hat-tricks. This time his victims were Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche in their match against Kenya in the 2011 World Cup at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on 1 March. (Pic/ AFP)
The Proteas spinner scalped the wickets of Angelo Matthews, Nuwan Kulasekara and Tharindu Kaushal. He took the first wicket on the last ball of the 33rd over and followed up by scalping the next two in the first two deliveries of the 35th over during the quarter final match against South Africa at the 2015 World Cup in Sydney on 18 March 2015. (Pic/ AFP)
The England pacer became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the 2015 World Cup. He took the wickets of Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson during their match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 14 February 2015.