Mumbai. New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel after achieving the feat of taking all 10 wickets in India’s innings on Saturday said that he was destined to do so in Mumbai. The 33-year-old Patel, who moved to New Zealand from Mumbai with his parents in 1996, took 10 wickets for 119 runs in 47.5 overs in India’s first innings (India vs New Zealand). He has equaled great achievements in Test cricket like England’s Jim Laker and India’s Anil Kumble.
Ajaz Patel After this achievement, he said, ‘To be honest, it is like a dream and it is very special to achieve this achievement in my career. It was only in my luck that I achieved this feat in Mumbai itself. He said that this is a very special occasion for me, not only for me but also for my family. It is my misfortune that he is not here with me due to Kovid-19. Also, I have joined Kumble sir in this splendid achievement.
R Ashwin bundles out New Zealand for 62
When asked which of the 10 wickets he took, which wicket was special. To this he said, ‘Nobody special, was just trying to bowl that kind of bowling.’ In the second Test, Team India was dismissed after scoring 325 runs in the first innings. But his team could not take advantage of Ejaz’s bowling. The team returned to the pavilion on the second day after scoring only 62 runs in the first innings. 9 batsmen could not touch the double figures. R Ashwin Took maximum 4 wickets.
This is the lowest score of New Zealand’s team against India in Tests. Earlier in 2002, the team was dismissed for the lowest score of 94 runs. The series of 2 matches is still at par. But Team India Has tightened the screws in the second innings. The team would like to win this match and capture the series.