‘I made a great choice of switching over to spin bowling’ – Ajaz Patel after his 10-wicket haul against India
Ajaz Patel also stated that it was his dream to play cricket at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Updated - Dec 7, 2021 10:43 am
Ajaz Patel is the cynosure of the cricketing world right now. The New Zealand left-arm spinner created history in Mumbai by becoming just the third bowler to scalp all 10 wickets to fall in a Test innings.
And now, Patel has opened up on his special performance in the Test match against India. The New Zealand cricketer has stated that it was his dream to play cricket at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The Kiwi bowler added that it was a special moment for his family as well.
“It’s been a very special outing for me. It was always a dream to play here at Wankhede and to achieve something like this is not only special for me but for my family as well,” said Ajaz Patel in a video that was posted on BCCI.tv.
I went through a lot of hard work to develop my craft: Ajaz Patel
Ajaz Patel also added that he made a great choice of switching to spin bowling. Patel was earlier a fast bowler but realized that he did not have the required height to be a good pacer. Adding that it has been a special journey for him since he switched to spin, the 33-year-old concluded by stating that he went through a lot of hard work to develop his craft.
“I really don’t have a height of a fast bowler, so I made a great choice of switching over to spin almost ten years ago. It has been a special journey since. I went through a lot of hard work as you know that it takes time to develop the craft,” concluded Ajaz Patel.
Patel also picked up 4 wickets in the second essay to finish the match with a haul of 14 wickets. However, his special performance with the red cherry in hand went in vain as the Indian side thrashed the Kiwis by a whopping margin of 372 runs in the 2nd Test.