New Delhi. Mumbai-born New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel has created history in his own city. He took all the 10 wickets in the first innings of the Mumbai Test against India. Before him, this has happened twice in the history of Test cricket. England spinner for the first time Jim Laker took 10 wickets in an innings and then the Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble He repeated this in the Delhi Test against Pakistan in 1999. But Ejaz Patel has done so in the fewest Tests. He is playing his 11th Test in Mumbai. He took 10 wickets for 119 runs in 47.5 overs in India’s first innings.
Ajaz Patel This performance of his has made everyone his admirer. Players of every country are tying bridges of their praise. Indian players are also included in this. Especially Ravichandnan Ashwin (R Ashwin)Ashwin was clean bowled by Ejaz on the very first ball. He could not even open the account. Despite this, Ashwin appreciated the achievement of this Indian-origin spinner and stood in the dressing room and clapped for the Kiwi spinner.
A video of this is going viral on social media. In this, Ashwin is seen standing in the dressing room and applauding. This video has been shared by BCCI on its official Twitter handle.
Incredible achievement as Ajaz Patel picks up all 10 wickets in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2021
It is clearly visible in the video that after dismissing all 10 batsmen of India, Ajaz Patel was returning to the dressing room with the New Zealand team. Then, along with the spectators sitting in the stadium, Ashwin also encouraged the spinner by clapping.
So far, the spinner has done the feat of taking 10 wickets in an innings of Test all three times. But for the first time a bowler achieved this feat outside the home. Earlier, Kumble and Laker had done this in home Tests. Talking about Ajaz Patel’s 10 wickets, he bowled 2 players, lbw to 3. While 5 batsmen were caught out.