IND vs NZ: Mumbai Cricket Association immortalise Ajaz Patel record-breaking Perfect 10 – Check pics

IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel’s achievement immortalised – Ten wickets in an innings, a total of 14 wickets in a match, Ajaz Patel’s…

IND vs NZ: Mumbai Cricket Association immortalise Ajaz Patel record-breaking Perfect 10, presents him with official scoresheet - Check pics
IND vs NZ: Mumbai Cricket Association immortalise Ajaz Patel record-breaking Perfect 10, presents him with official scoresheet - Check pics

IND vs NZ: Ajaz Patel’s achievement immortalised – Ten wickets in an innings, a total of 14 wickets in a match, Ajaz Patel’s homecoming to birthplace Mumbai was special. He has won the hearts of Indian cricketers already and has found a special place on Wankhede Stadium’s honours board. Now, Mumbai Cricket Association has decided to honour him, presenting him with the official scoresheet of the 2nd Test against India.

The happy homecoming was made more special when MCA president Vijay Patil presented him with the India-New Zealand scoresheet and a momento.

IND vs NZ: Mumbai Cricket Association immortalise Ajaz Patel record-breaking Perfect 10 – Check pics

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Ajaz Patel on Saturday became the third bowler in the history of the game to scalp all 10 wickets in a Test innings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He had achieved the feat on Day 2 of the second Test between India and New Zealand. Following India’s win in the second Test, Ajaz Patel handed over ball and T-shirt for the upcoming MCA museum.

Ajaz Patel
Ajaz Patel

IND vs NZ: Records set by Ajaz Patel in the 2nd Test

  • 14/225: Ajaz Patel’s 14/225 match figure was the best by an overseas bowler against India
  • 10/119: Patel’s Perfect 10 was the only third such instance after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.
  • 14/225 figure was the second-best by a Kiwi bowler after Richard Hadlee.

IND vs NZ: Mumbai Cricket Association immortalise Ajaz Patel record-breaking Perfect 10 – Check pics

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“After I came off the field things took place very quickly. These kinds of things don’t really sink in too late. Obviously, it’s a special moment. I am not gonna lie about it. It is special for me. I met my family, my mom and dad, wife. It’s neither easy being a cricketer, spending a lot of time away from home,” Ajaz Patel had said during a virtual press conference on Saturday.

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“Coming back home to Mumbai, to Wankhede and producing something like this is quite special. I am grateful to God that he blessed me with such an occasion,” Ajaz Patel added.

Meanwhile, India defeated New Zealand by 372 runs in the second Test of the two-match series here at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

With this win, Team India is back to the number 1 spot in ICC Test rankings. The victory over New Zealand also means India sealed the two-match series 1-0, and now Kohli’s side will head to South Africa for three Tests and three ODIs, beginning December 26.

IND vs NZ: Mumbai Cricket Association immortalise Ajaz Patel record-breaking Perfect 10 – Check pics

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