Cricket News: Ajaz Patel was New Zealand’s star player in the second Test against India. Patel took four wickets to disrupt the hosts’ batting lineup. He first dismissed Shubman Gill to end an 80-run. Also, between Gill and Mayank Agarwal. Also, in his next over, sent Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli packing for ducks. He ended another 80-run duo when he had Shreyas Iyer caught behind off his pad. India finished the day at 221/4 after winning the toss. Also, choosing to bat, with Ajaz taking all four wickets. It would have truly been his day had it not been for a brilliant. As well as a defiant century from Mayank Agarwal. When asked how he felt after the day’s play, Ajaz Patel said. It was special to get the wickets. But Patel admitted that there is still work to be done.
Cricket News: “This is what dreams are made of. To be out here and to go up there and pick up four wickets in the first day is pretty special. At the same time, the job is only half done, so we need to turn up tomorrow and work hard for the last wickets,” Ajaz Patel said.
“It is obviously quite evenly poised at the moment with India still having six wickets in hand. But we have done well to get inroads into their line-up. The reality of Test cricket is if you put the ball in good areas for long periods of time, you will see rewards,” Patel added.
“Today is my day,” Ajaz Patel said of a special performance in his hometown.
Cricket News: Mumbai For the second Test, Ajaz Patel returned to his hometown and put in a special performance to remember the event.
“Today was my day, and I am really fortunate to be sitting here with four wickets, and I am fairly delighted about it, especially since I am at my hometown of Wankhede,” Ajaz Patel said.
“Tomorrow is a new day, and we will begin again. It’s all about bowling in groups. As a spinner, you obviously prefer bowling with velocity and bounce, and it provides turn right away. The game plan for tomorrow is quite straightforward. Attempt to limit them as much as possible. Bowl a lot of high-quality balls,” Patel added.