Ajaz Patel breathed fire at the iconic Wankhede Stadium on Day 2 of the ongoing second Test match between India and New Zealand. The cricketer showed pure dominance in the second match as he ran through the Indian batsmen, who looked clueless against him.
Ajaz Patel achieved the rarest of the rarest feat on Day 2 and made the world witness ‘history’ as he claimed all the 10 wickets of the Indian set-up. While he achieved a rare milestone, the fans also witnessed a never-seen-before moment in cricket history.
Well, during the match sensational Ajaz dismissed Indian spin bowling all-rounder Axar Patel to bag his 8th wicket of the innings. This is the first time that ‘A Patel lbw b A Patel’. Yes, both batter and the bowler have a common last name and first name initial. This point was first shared by a Twitter user named Kausthub Gudipati via Tweet.
Here, check out the Tweet:
"A Patel lbw b A Patel" in this match is the first ever Test dismissal with both batter and bowler skating common last name and first name initial.#INDvNZ
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) December 5, 2021
Talking about the dismissal, Axar Patel looked brilliant with the bat in the Mumbai Test match and had already smashed his maiden Test fifty and played his part in taking India to 325 runs. However, in the 108th over of the match, Ajaz Patel unleashed an 82.6kph in-turner. Axar allowed the ball to hit his pad, the Indian all-rounder stretched his front leg out a fair way so that the ball has to turn a bit to threaten the stumps. Interestingly, the first ball that Axar faced was the hat-trick ball from Ajaz Patel.
Later after the match, Axar spoke about the hat-trick ball that he faced from Ajaz Patel and also about the dismissal. He said:
“I actually didn’t get much time to think. I was wearing my pads and then suddenly I had to go out and play the hat-trick ball. Mayank was set and he told me that the more you bat, it will get easier. So I just decided to spend some time out in the middle. And once I got my eye in, I started playing my strokes as well”
From maiden Test fifty to the "dream ball" secret 👏 👍@akshar2026 & @mdsirajofficial discuss it all after #TeamIndia's superb show on Day 2 of the @Paytm #INDvNZ Test at the Wankhede. 👌 👌 – By @28anand
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2021