He is pretty good, says Alyssa Healy after husband Mitchell Starc pockets historic hat-trick

first_imgAustralia pacer Mitchell Starc’s second hat-trick in the same Sheffied Shield match drew rounds of applause from Mitchell Johnson and skipper Steve Smith but the most special reaction came from the wife.Alyssa Healy, Starc’s wife, is an Australian cricketer too and she watched her husband make history online.The 27-year-old Starc will be Australia’s pace spearhead in the Ashes which start later this month. He has so far picked 148 wickets from 36 Tests but has not played any international cricket since June.Starc was rested for Australia’s tour of India but he has found ominous form, days before cricket’s oldest series gets underway.Great win by the Blues. 2 hat tricks in 1 match by @mstarc56 was something special to witness? https://t.co/4Rq5N04nqy- Steve Smith (@stevesmith49) November 7, 2017Seriously 2 hat tricks in the same game @mstarc56 ?? Now time to rip in to the poms- Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) November 7, 2017Starc became the eighth bowler and first since 1979 to achieve the feat. R.O. Jenkins, Amin Lakhani, T.J. Matthews, C.W.L. Parker, J.S. Rao, A. Shaw and A.E. Trott had also claimed two hat-tricks in the same match. In fact, Rao and Trott had taken two hat-tricks in the same innings.Starc removed Jason Behrendorff and David Moody with the last two balls of his 15th over. He then returned to see off Jon Wells with the first of his 16th over. The left-arm quick finished with seven wickets to help New South Wales crush Western Australia by 171 runs. Josh Hazlewood, who is almost certain to partner Starc with the new ball, took six wickets.advertisementlast_img read more