Cricket News: Ajaz Patel has had quite the day. The slow left-arm orthodox bowler took all ten wickets in the first innings of the second Test match against India in Mumbai, becoming only the third bowler in Test match history to accomplish it after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
His performance has drawn praise and admiration from all corners of the globe, and even the opposition dugout couldn’t help but compliment the Kiwi spinner. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin can now be seen rising up and congratulating Ajaz’s efforts in a video provided by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
“Ajaz Patel takes all ten wickets in the first innings of the 2nd Test, which is an incredible performance. He is only the third bowler in Test cricket history to achieve this achievement. @Paytm, #INDvNZ “The caption was added to the post.
Check out the video here:
Incredible achievement as Ajaz Patel picks up all 10 wickets in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2021
Despite becoming the third bowler to accomplish this record, Ajaz is the only one who has done so away from home. Kumble’s achievement occurred in India, while Laker’s occurred in the United Kingdom as well, but the New Zealand bowler’s performance occurred on a track away from home in conditions he had never experienced before.
Ajaz is also the first bowler in the twenty-first century to pick a perfect ten. Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj round-up Ajaz’s 10-wicket haul.
“This is the stuff of dreams. It’s quite fantastic to come out here and take four wickets on an opening day. Simultaneously, the job is just half done. So we need to make sure we show up tomorrow and put in a lot of effort for the last six wickets “After finishing Day 1 with four wickets, Ajaz stated.
“I’m quite fortunate to be sitting here with four wickets, and I’m delighted to be back in my hometown. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me at the Wankhede, “Added he.
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