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IPL 2022: Axar Patel absolutely delighted to be retained by Delhi Capitals and playing with Rishabh Pant, says ‘I feel like a senior player’- watch video

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IPL 2022: Axar Patel is delighted to be back in Delhi Capitals (DC) – Axar Patel who has been a vital member of the Delhi Capitals squad is ecstatic to be a part of the IPL franchise team for the upcoming IPL 2022 season and is grateful for the warm welcome that he received from the team. The spinner was not a part of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction as he was retained by the Capitals for a price of 9 Crores. Follow IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

IPL 2022: Axar Patel absolutely delighted to be retained by Delhi Capitals and playing with Rishabh Pant, says ‘I feel like a senior player’- watch video

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IPL 2022: Axar Patel absolutely delighted to be retained by Delhi Capitals and playing with Rishabh Pant, says 'I feel like a senior player'- watch video
IPL 2022: Axar Patel absolutely delighted to be retained by Delhi Capitals and playing with Rishabh Pant, says ‘I feel like a senior player’- watch video

“I’m feeling very happy to be here. I have been playing for this franchise for three years and to come back as a retained player feels a bit delightful. Feels like a senior player. I’m having fun with the same guys again,” added Axar Patel.

Axar has been associated with the Delhi Capitals since 2019 and is an active member of the squad. He had a brilliant season in IPL 2021 where he picked up 15 wickets in just 12 games with a good average of 20.40. The IPL title had eluded the DC team and Patel is eager to win it this time.

“2021 has been one of the dream years for me. The way I have batted and bowled and the way the IPL has been for me along with the comeback to the Indian side and my test debut was an absolute confidence booster for me.”

IPL 2022: Axar Patel absolutely delighted to be retained by Delhi Capitals and playing with Rishabh Pant, says ‘I feel like a senior player’- watch video

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Axar Patel also spoke high praises on DC head coach Ricky Ponting and is eager to play this season under the Aussie coach. The 28-year-old spinner also shared his thoughts on Rishabh Pant and how close they are.

“We always wait for the moment when Ricky Ponting gives the first speech of the season. He is an authority and when he says something, it feels he has spoken something big and important. His [Ricky’s] speech never changes but it really motivates everyone,” he added.

I have got used to in playing with Rishabh Pant. I am with him all day long and I know what this guy is capable of doing. He’s the skipper of the team and along with the new faces in the squad, I’m really excited for the upcoming season.”

IPL 2022: Axar Patel absolutely delighted to be retained by Delhi Capitals and playing with Rishabh Pant, says ‘I feel like a senior player’- watch video

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