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New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel auctions 10-wicket haul shirt for hospital | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: New Zealand's Ajaz Patel is auctioning the shirt he wore to claim all 10 wickets in a Mumbai Test in December to raise money for a hospital in Auckland, the 33-year-old left-arm spinner said. Patel became only the third bowler -- after fellow spinners Jim Laker of England and India's Anil Kumble - to claim all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match against India at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. The auction attempts to raise money for a play therapist for the Starship Radiology Department at New Zealand's national children's hospital, Patel said. "...while it was a special day for me, what they do to help kids and their families is even more significant and I hope the auction on @trademe can raise as many funds as possible for them," Patel said in an Instagram post. All member...
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New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel auctions 10-wicket haul shirt for hospital

New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel is auctioning the shirt he wore to claim all 10 wickets in a Mumbai test in December to raise money for a hospital in Auckland, the 33-year-old left-arm spinner said. Patel became only the third bowler after fellow spinners Jim Laker of England and India’s Anil Kumble – to claim all 10 wickets in an innings of a test match against India at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. The auction attempts to raise money for a play therapist for the Starship Radiology Department at New Zealand’s national children’s hospital, Patel said. //www.instagram.com/embed.js “…while it was a special day for me, what they do to help kids and their families is even more significant and I hope the auction on @trademe can raise as many funds as possible for them,” Patel said in an Instag...
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New Zealand pick Ajaz Patel in 20-man squad for England tour

Spinner Ajaz Patel, who is one of only three players to have taken 10 wickets in a test innings, will return to the New Zealand cricket squad for its three-test tour to England next month. Patel joined Jim Laker of England and Anil Kumble of India in an elite club when he took 10-119 in New Zealand’s second test against India in Mumbai last December. The left-armer hasn’t played a test since. He was left out of home series against Bangladesh and South Africa when New Zealand opted for all-pace attacks. Patel returns as New Zealand’s front-line spinner for the England series. New Zealand on Wednesday announced an extended 20-man squad for the tour, designed to cover the early absence of players involved in the Indian Premier League. Those players will miss New Zealand’s warm-up matches a...
New Zealand plan perfect Ross Taylor farewell against Bangladesh
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New Zealand plan perfect Ross Taylor farewell against Bangladesh

New Zealand plan to give retiring Ross Taylor the perfect send off when they face Bangladesh in a two-test series beginning in Mount Maunganui on Saturday, with the tourists’ hopes of playing party poopers dimmed by the absence of talismanic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. World test champions New Zealand are without regular skipper Kane Williamson, who has been sidelined by a nagging elbow injury which flared up during their 1-0 series loss in India earlier this month. Stand-in skipper Tom Latham, however, will welcome back fast bowlers Trent Boult and Neil Wagner as the home side aim to rattle Bangladesh with pace.New Zealand have dropped Ajaz Patel barely three weeks after the left-arm spinner bagged all 10 India wickets in Mumbai, keeping all-rounder Rachin Ravindra as the...
Yearender 2021: Ajaz and Axar make it year of the Patel wrap
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Yearender 2021: Ajaz and Axar make it year of the Patel wrap

The Pandemic year locked them in quarantines but athletes around the world found resilience to call time on people-pleasing and discovered their moral voice to say NO. Gymnast Simone Biles, tennis star Naomi Osaka and Virat Kohli spoke their minds and defied convention. The year also saw athletes discover the full potential of social media – not just the big names but even the hitherto unknowns from small towns became stars in their own right. There were also some breakthrough performances that will stand the test of time. The hockey captain who reawakened a country’s nostalgic pride, a Mumbai-born New Zealand cricket returned to his roots to create history, a badminton star who finally learnt how to marry art with commerce, and the man who launched his gold-plated javelin ...
New Zealand drop history man Ajaz Patel for Bangladesh Test series | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand drop history man Ajaz Patel for Bangladesh Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: Spinner Ajaz Patel has been left out of the New Zealand squad for the series against Bangladesh less than three weeks after becoming only the third bowler to pick up all 10 wickets in an innings of international cricket. The 33-year-old achieved the rare feat in the second Test against India in Mumbai earlier this month but was deemed surplus to requirements for next month's matches on the greener surfaces of Mount Maunganui and Christchurch. "You do feel for Ajaz after his record-breaking display in India," coach Mike Stead said in a statement. "However, we've always applied a horses-for-courses selection policy and believe the players selected best fit the way we want to take on Bangladesh here at home." With regular captain Kane Williamson ruled out with an elbow injury, ...
10-wicket hero Ajaz Patel misses out on New Zealand Test squad
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10-wicket hero Ajaz Patel misses out on New Zealand Test squad

Ajaz Patel’s historic feat of taking 10 wickets in a test innings was not enough to secure his place in New Zealand’s squad for a home series against Bangladesh. Offspinner Patel became only the third player in test history _ after England’s Jim Laker and India’s Anil Kumble _ to take all 10 wickets in an innings when he claimed 10-119 in the second test against India earlier this month. But he was absent Thursday from New Zealand’s 13-man squad for a two-test series against Bangladesh, beginning on Jan. 1. The squad includes fast bowlers Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner and Matt Henry along with medium pace allrounder Daryl Mitchell and only one spin option, allrounder Rachin Ravindra. The tests will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui and Hagley O...
Ajaz Patel: ‘My Perfect 10 came after a lot of dramatic changes in my life and hard work’
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Ajaz Patel: ‘My Perfect 10 came after a lot of dramatic changes in my life and hard work’

The ace cricketer talks about transitioning, first as a child moving to New Zealand and then rising up the ranks in the game while battling racism. Still true to his origins, he feels politics is a different game but sport has glued differences and encouraged diversity. The session was moderated by Senior Editor Nihal Koshie. Nihal Koshie: Have things changed after your historic feat of getting all 10 wickets in an innings? Not much. We are still working hard and looking at the next series against Bangladesh, and waiting, as always, for news on selection. I guess the market for cricket is smaller in New Zealand than India, which has a billion people with a lot of them crazy about the game. In New Zealand, with four million people, it doesn’t make that kind of an impact. Besides I am sti...
Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket ball will have ‘pride of place’ in MCA museum | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket ball will have ‘pride of place’ in MCA museum | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vijay Patil has lauded New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel for donating his "10-wicket" ball for the upcoming MCA museum where it would duly be the "pride of the place". "What he (Ajaz Patel) achieved at the Wankhede stadium was something completely phenomenal. And the fact that he did at our iconic (Wankhede) stadium just gives us another memory to savour from his historic ground," Patil told PTI. Earlier this month, the Mumbai-born 33-year-old Ajaz, a left-arm spinner became only the third bowler in Test history to return a 10-for in an innings after Jim Laker (1956) and Anil Kumble (1999) and that too in the city of his birth. "And the fact that he traces his roots back to Mumbai made it extra special for us. "He was gracious, once the fe...
Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket ball will have ‘pride of place’ in MCA museum
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Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket ball will have ‘pride of place’ in MCA museum

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vijay Patil has lauded New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel for donating his “10-wicket” ball for the upcoming MCA museum where it would duly be the “pride of the place”. “What he (Ajaz Patel) achieved at the Wankhede stadium was something completely phenomenal. And the fact that he did at our iconic (Wankhede) stadium just gives us another memory to savour from his historic ground,” Patil told PTI. Earlier this month, the Mumbai-born 34-year-old Ajaz, a left-arm spinner became only the third bowler in Test history to return a 10-for in an innings after Jim Laker (1956) and Anil Kumble (1999) and that too in the city of his birth. “And the fact that he traces his roots back to Mumbai made it extra special for us. “He was gracious, once ...
‘Wow’ moments from sports in 2021 | More sports News – Times of India
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‘Wow’ moments from sports in 2021 | More sports News – Times of India

MADRID: Sport provided a massive adrenaline rush in 2021 with incredible stories to savour in an intense and often overwhelming year. There were highs and lows, and moments of raw emotion when athletes pushed the limits and revealed their human vulnerabilities. Deep into December, Formula One piled on drama and controversy as Red Bull's Max Verstappen seized the world title by overtaking Mercedes' seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton on the last lap. Nothing was as intense, however, as those minutes that felt like hours when doctors worked to save the life of Denmark's Christian Eriksen on the pitch during his side's opening match of soccer's European Championship. His team mates gathered around him and looked on while millions of people watched on television after the midfielder collaps...
Ajaz Patel: Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli coming to acknowledge me is a ‘very big thing’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ajaz Patel: Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli coming to acknowledge me is a ‘very big thing’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel said that Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli coming to congratulate him in the BlackCaps dressing room is a very big thing for him and he now just hopes to raise his game with each match. Ajaz recently become just the third bowler in the history of the game, after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble, to pick all ten wickets in a single Test innings. He achieved the feat against India in the recently-concluded Mumbai Test. "It is a very good feeling, picking all ten wickets in a single Test innings is a big feat. Anil Kumble and Jim Laker are big names, both of them have a big number of wickets in their kitty. So being alongside them is a special feat and to do in it Mumbai, which is my birthplace, makes it all the more special," Ajaz told ANI. "I never thought ...
Kane Williamson donates New Zealand T-shirt for MCA museum | Cricket News – Times of India
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Kane Williamson donates New Zealand T-shirt for MCA museum | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: The New Zealanders have donated generously to the Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA) planned museum. While left-arm Ajaz Patel gave his the ball with which he achieved his historic 10-wicket haul in the second Test against India at the Wankhede Stadium and his match shirt too, captain Kane Williamson, who missed the game due to a recurring elbow injury, donated his T-shirt that he wore in the recently-held series to the cricket body. “After we requested the New Zealand media manager Willy Nicholls to ask his team if they can give us some memorabilia for our upcoming museum, Williamson was kind enough to provide us with his autographed Tshirt. It’s a lovely gesture from him,” a source in the MCA told TOI. On Tuesday, a day after the Wankhede Test, Patel said he didn’t mind partin...
‘There was a climate of fear’: Ajaz Patel recalls Christchurch mosque attack | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘There was a climate of fear’: Ajaz Patel recalls Christchurch mosque attack | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: It's been close to three years since two consecutive mass shootings that occurred at mosques in a terror attack in Christchurch resulted in the death of more than 50 people, but it's understandable if Ajaz Patel remembers it as vividly as the his 'perfect 10' feat, which came against India in the first innings of the Wankhede Test just last Saturday. Being Muslims of Indian origin living in New Zealand, Patel and his family felt the full impact of the dastardly attack. It was a Friday on March 15, 2019. Ajaz had just returned home from offering prayers in the mosque when the news of a gunman on a killing spree in two mosques in Christchurch broke out. Recalling the 'climate of fear' in the aftermath of the gory incident, the left-arm spinner narrated what went through his commun...
Ajaz Patel hands over 10-wicket ball, match T-shirt to MCA’s upcoming museum | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ajaz Patel hands over 10-wicket ball, match T-shirt to MCA’s upcoming museum | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Soon after the second Test ended, left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel handed over the ball, with which he took all 10 Indian wickets in the first innings - becoming only the third bowler in Test history to achieve the rare feat - and his autographed New Zealand T-shirt he wore in the match to Mumbai Cricket Association president Vijay Patil for the cricket body's museum, which is being developed right now. Patil, on the other hand, felicitated Patel with the score sheet of the 'perfect 10,' and a special memento. Meanwhile, local curators Nadim Memon and Ramesh Mamunkar received a word of appreciation from Patel and the Indian captain and coach. Like in Kanpur, Team India gave Rs 35,000 to the ground staff in Mumbai. 'Ajaz bhai should've been MOM'Even though they were delighted to be at...
‘Climate of fear’: Ajaz Patel speaks on Christchurch mosque attack in Hindi
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‘Climate of fear’: Ajaz Patel speaks on Christchurch mosque attack in Hindi

It was a Friday. Ajaz Patel had just returned home from the mosque when the news broke out. Two consecutive mass shootings occurred at mosques in terrorist attacks in Christchurch, resulting in the death of more than 50 people. Calling it a ‘climate of fear’, the left-arm spinner narrated what went through their minds and how the Kiwi community came together to make them feel included post the terrorist attacks. Speaking in Hindi at a media interaction on Tuesday, Ajaz said, “Jo terrorist attack hua tha usmei obviously humari Muslim community pe impact hua tha. Kaafi ghabrahat wala mausam tha. Jumma ka din tha, hum namaz padhkar aaye the ghar par. Fer news nikla. Jis tarah se humare bowlers aur Prime Minister ne response di, aur jis tarah se puri community ne jo response di...
Ashwin gifts Ajaz Patel his Test jersey autographed by teammates | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashwin gifts Ajaz Patel his Test jersey autographed by teammates | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Cricket is a sport played tough on the field and when you perform the opposing team praises you and respects you. Something similar happened when Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin presented his Team India's Test jersey to Ajaz Patel signed by the entire Indian team on becoming the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to bag all 10 wickets in an innings here at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. "As a mark of respect and something that I enjoyed from the dressing room. I thought I will get my jersey signed by my teammates," said Ravichandran Ashwin while presenting him the jersey. Delighted for the man! Humbling boy next door kind of a story! @AjazP 🤩🤩👏 . Do watch it👌 https://t.co/NbBtOUKMo2— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) 1638782420000Ajaz Patel was thrilled to receive the j...
Technique won’t guarantee runs all the time, but will to fight is key: Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India
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Technique won’t guarantee runs all the time, but will to fight is key: Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: After playing a huge role in India's massive win over New Zealand in the second Test, opener Mayank Agarwal on Monday said that technique does not always guarantee runs but the determination to fight is key to good performance. Agarwal produced a 150-run knock in the first innings and followed that up with a 62-run innings to be adjudged player of the Match. "It feels good to be back among the runs and this knock is special for me. I didn't change anything from Kanpur, I just had the mental discipline and determination," Agarwal said after India's series-clinching win. "The technique isn't going to be the best all the time, it won't guarantee runs, but the will to fight is key." The 30-year-old batter said he was not really thinking of a century in each innings, but should have ...
India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: MCA felicitates Ajaz Patel for his rare feat | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: MCA felicitates Ajaz Patel for his rare feat | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Mumbai Cricket Association chief Vijay Patil on Monday felicitated New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel, who became only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings. The Mumbai-born Ajaz joined Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in the rare 10-wicket club after taking all 10 wickets of India's first innings in the second Test which the hosts won by 372 runs. India vs New Zealand Test Match 3rd - 7th December 2021 https://t.co/iEks1MIMsf— Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) (@MumbaiCricAssoc) 1638777175000"MCA President Vijay Patil felicitated Ajaz Patel with the score sheet and a momento," a senior MCA official told PTI. He also said that the Kiwi spinner did his bit for the upcoming MCA museum. "Ajaz Patel handed over ball and T-shirt for the museum," the official added. Patel had spen...
Was fortunate to get 10-fer: Ajaz Patel in interview to R Ashwin
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Was fortunate to get 10-fer: Ajaz Patel in interview to R Ashwin

New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel considers himself “fortunate” to be just the third Test cricketer ever with 10 wickets in an innings as all he tried doing in that magical performance against India was putting the ball in the right areas for a long period of time. The 33-year-old Mumbai-born Patel, who migrated to New Zealand as a seven-year old, said it has been a “dream come true” to be able to play at the city of his birth and come up with a historic feat. “It has been a special outing for me. It’s dream to come here and play at Wankhede and be able to do something like that (historic feat) is very special. Not only for me but also for my family back home,” Patel said in an interview by senior India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. “I will count myself as fortunat...