Ajaz Patel third cricketer to pick 10 wickets in an innings, joins Jim Laker and Anil Kumble club
Mumbai/IBNS: New Zealand spin bowler Ajaz Patel created history at the Wankhede Stadium here by picking all 10 wickets of India in the first innings of second Test, a feat achieved only by two others.
Patel conceded 119 runs to the Indians batsmen in return of 10 wickets including a controversial one of Virat Kohli.
On Patel achieving the feat, Kumble tweeted, "Welcome to the club #AjazPatel #Perfect10 Well bowled! A special effort to achieve it on Day1 & 2 of a test match."
Former Indian spin bowler Harbhajan Singh tweeted, "Ajaz Patel. This will be remembered forever 47.5-12-119-10 simply outstanding..Let me stand and clap."
Ajaz Patel— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 4, 2021
This will be remembered forever
47.5-12-119-10 simply outstanding..Let me stand and clap 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/T3IZYYn8NZ
VVS Laxman tweeted, "Sensational! Just sensational!! To take all 10 wickets in a Test innings is the stuff dreams are made of. Take a bow, Ajaz Patel, you are in the elite company of Jim Laker and Anil kumble. And to do it in the city of your birth, wow!!"