India vs New Zealand:- New Zealand spinner Ejaz Patel said on Saturday that he was lucky to do so in Mumbai after achieving the feat of taking all 10 wickets in India’s innings at his birthplace.
Recorded his name in history by taking 10 wickets
Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel took 10 wickets in the first innings of the second and final Test match played between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. During the second Test against India, he became the third bowler in the 144-year history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings. He took 10 wickets for 119 runs in 47.5 overs in India’s first innings. He equaled greats like England’s Jim Laker and India’s Anil Kumble.
Memorable as spinner Ejaz Patel took all 10 wickets in an innings
Ejaz Patel may have taken 10 wickets. But he has not been able to make his team win. This match for New Zealand was memorable as spinner Ajaz Patel took all 10 wickets in the first innings. This became the best performance by any bowler for the defeated team. Earlier the record was in the name of Javagal Srinath.
The record of best performance is also attached to Patel’s name.
Who took 13 wickets for 132 runs against Pakistan in Kolkata. But India lost the match by 46 runs. Patel’s name has also been added to the record of the best performance of a bowler in an innings for the defeated team. Earlier this record was in the name of Kapil Dev (9/83 vs West Indies, Ahmedabad, 1983).
All the players signed a jersey and gave it to the spinner
On this achievement of Ejaz Patel, Team India gave him a special gift. All the players of Team India have signed a jersey and given it to the spinner. BCCI has shared some pictures of an interview of Ashwin and Ejaz from its official Twitter handle. In one of these pictures, Ashwin is seen giving this special jersey to Ejaz.
Even before this, Virat Kohli and head coach Rahul Dravid had congratulated Ajaz on his achievement of 10 wickets. Virat and Dravid went to the dugout of New Zealand and went there and congratulated Ajaz. This video became fiercely viral on social media and it was also praised.
Let us tell you that Jim Laker and Anil Kumble are two other bowlers. who achieved this historic achievement. Interestingly, when Kumble achieved this feat against Pakistan. Then Rahul Dravid was part of the playing XI. This is the second time that Dravid has witnessed a historic achievement.