Updated on: Monday, December 06, 2021, 01:30 PM IST

Mumbai Cricket Association felicitates Ajaz Patel with India-New Zealand scoresheet

MCA prez Vijay Patil gives Mumbai-born New Zealand spinner special memento
Ajaz Patel | Photo: AFP

Ajaz Patel | Photo: AFP


Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vijay Patil on Monday felicitated Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel with India-New Zealand scoresheet and memento.

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 the ball and T-shirt for the upcoming MCA museum.

The scoresheet

The scoresheet | Photo: Twitter

“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.

“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,” he had 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.


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Published on: Monday, December 06, 2021, 01:24 PM IST