New Zealand’s spinner Ajaz Patel grabbed the limelight as he become the third bowler to take 10 wickets in a Test innings. He ran through India’s batting lineup by scalping four wickets on day one & then enhanced it by scalping six wickets on the second day at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as the hosts were bowled out for 325 runs in the first innings.
England’s spinner Jin Jaker was the first to achieve this remarkable feat in 1956 against Australia in Manchester & then Anil Kumble became the second bowler to repeat the same feat against Pakistan in Delhi in 1999. Ajaz Patel has now joined the elite list y returning with figures of 10/119 against India. The left-arm spinner became the first to scalp 10 wickets in an innings away from home.
Shubman Gill was his first wicket as he struck to end stunning 80 runs opening stand between Gill & Agarwal. He followed up that with a brilliant over in which he accounted for the prized wickets of Pujara & Virat Kohli. Ajaz Patel then ended another stunning partnership when he scalped the wicket of Shreyas Iyer. He then began day two with the wickets of Wriddhiman Saha & Ravichandran Ashwin off consecutive deliveries in his first over.
Ajaz Patel then took the prized wicket of Mayank Agarwal just after he reached 150 runs mark. Axar Patel was the next victim of Ajaz Patel’s bowling attack followed by Jayant Yadav. Mohammed Siraj then skied an attempted hoick and & as Rachin Ravindra completed the catch, Ajaz Patel created history by scalping 10 wickets in an innings.
Twitteratis congratulates Ajaz Patel on his Spectacular feat
Anil Kumble, the second bowler to scalp 10 wickets in an inning was among the first to congratulate Ajaz Patel welcoming him to the exclusive club.
“Welcome to the club #AjazPatel #Perfect10 Well bowled! A special effort to achieve it on Day1 & 2 of a test match,” Kumble tweeted.
Social media is flooding with praise messages for Ajaz Patel with “#10wickets” trending on Twitter.
Let’s have a look at some of the best Reactions on Twitter:
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) December 4, 2021
One of the toughest things to do in the game of cricket. To have an entire team in your kitty in an innings is too good to be true. Simply unreal. Well done young man – Ajaz Patel #INDvzNZ #AjazPatel pic.twitter.com/M81eUeSrX4
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) December 4, 2021
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) December 4, 2021
Sensational! Just sensational!! To take all 10 wickets in a Test innings is the stuff dreams are made of. Take a bow, Ajaz Patel, you are in the elite company of Jim Laker and Anil kumble. And to do it in the city of your birth, wow!! pic.twitter.com/iA6biAC4gz
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 4, 2021