India vs New Zealand: How The World Reacted To Ajaz Patel's "Incredible Achievement" In Mumbai
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Ajaz Patel became the talk of the town after he claimed all 10 Indian wickets in the first innings of the second Test in Mumbai.
- Aakash Arya
- Updated: December 04, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Ajaz Patel became talk of the town after he claimed all 10 Indian wickets
Players, former and current, and experts reacted to the feat
Mohammed Siraj was Ajaz's last victim as India were all out for 325
New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel took the cricketing world by storm on Saturday as he claimed all 10 wickets in India's first innings of the Mumbai Test. The rare feat made Ajaz Patel only the third player in the history of Test match cricket to take all the opposition wickets in an innings. He joined an elite list featuring former England spinner Jim Laker and ex-India captain and coach, Anil Kumble. The tremendous feat was thoroughly enjoyed and acknowledged from all around the world by players, former and current, and experts, as they posted their reactions on Twitter.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reacted to the "incredible achievement" and posted.
"Incredible achievement as Ajaz Patel picks up all 10 wickets in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test. He becomes the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to achieve this feat. #INDvNZ."
Incredible achievement as Ajaz Patel picks up all 10 wickets in the 1st innings of the 2nd Test.— BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2021
He becomes the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to achieve this feat.#INDvNZ @Paytm pic.twitter.com/5iOsMVEuWq
The Blackcaps also celebrated the spinner's achievement.
"Some kind of scorecard for @AjazP ! He joins cricketing royalty as only the third bowler in the history of Test Cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings. Just WOW."
Some kinda scorecard for @AjazP!— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 4, 2021
He joins cricketing royalty as only the third bowler in the history of Test Cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings. Just WOW.
Scorecard | https://t.co/tKeqyLOL9D #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/MtE3y0Md6e
Dinesh Karthik highlighted how the Mumbai-born spinner returned to grab the 10 wickets in the same city.
"All of the world and he does the unthinkable in the city he was born. Some things are just beyond coincidence...well done #AjazPatel. #INDvNZ"
Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha explained why this was a champion effort and how rare the feat actually is.
"OUTSTANDING #AjazPatel! It's a champion effort...these achievements are very rare, just the third bowler to do so in the history of test cricket. #INDvzNZ."
Many former and current international players as well as experts hailed Ajaz's feat and posted on Twitter.
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!! pic.twitter.com/iA6biAC4gz— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 4, 2021
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
10 wickets in an innings, wow, wow, wow! Only the third time in Test history. Now stands alongside Jim Laker and Anil Kumble. Take a bow Ajaz Patel!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 4, 2021
India were all out for 325 runs in their first innings. Mohammed Siraj was Ajaz's last victim as the Indian team lost six wickets on Day 2.
Mayank Agarwal played an epic knock of 150 runs while Axar Patel also scored a gutsy half-century.