Wellington. Ajaz Patel came into the limelight last year for his excellent performance in Test cricket. On December 2021, he took all 10 wickets of an innings against India at the Wankhede Stadium. He became only the third bowler in the world to do so. Earlier, only England’s Jim Laker and India’s leg-spinner Anil Kumble could do this. He now decided to auction the jersey of this match. He will give this money to the Starship Radiology Department at the National Children’s Hospital in New Zealand. The 33-year-old left-arm spinner has so far taken 43 wickets in 11 Tests.
Ejaz Patel wrote on social media, this day is special for me. Nothing is more important than helping children and their families. Hopefully we will be able to raise as much money as possible from the auction. This jersey also has the signatures of all the players who came on the Indian tour. It is known that Ejaz was born in Mumbai itself. But his parents later moved to New Zealand.
hospital condition was not good
Talking to Stuff.co.nz, Ejaz Patel said, My wife and I spent a few days in the hospital with our daughter last year. It was a difficult time. We realized how lucky we were that we had to stay for a short time. It was wonderful for us to come here. That’s why we wanted to help them. The auction date of the jersey will end on May 11.
Ejaz has also played 7 T20 Internationals for New Zealand and has taken 11 wickets. He has a good record of first class cricket. He has taken 273 wickets in 73 matches at an average of 32. 9 times 4 and 19 times 5 wickets have been taken.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 06, 2022, 18:46 IST