Team India Skipper Virat Kohli and Head Coach Rahul Dravid went to the New Zealand after the end of the first innings to congratulate Ajaz Patel for picking up all ten wickets in an innings.
Ajaz Patel on Saturday became the third bowler in the 144-year-old history of the game to pick all ten wickets in an innings. He joined the perfect 10 club after Anil Kumble and Jim Laker.
The 33-year-old Mumbai born cricketer leaked only 119 runs and picked up all ten wickets in just 47.5 overs. He took four on Day 1 and the remaining six on Day 2. Patel has played a lot of cricket in Mumbai before moving to New Zealand.
Patel’s 10 wicket haul restricted Team India to a total of 325 in the first innings. Mayank Agarwal’s smashed his fourth test century as he scored 150 runs in 311 deliveries with 17 fours and 4 sixes.
Following his 10-wicket haul, captain Kohli and newly appointed head coach Rahul Dravid visited NZ’s den to congratulate the 33-year-old spinner.
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Earlier, Ravichandran Ashwin was also seen giving a standing ovation while Ajaz was making his long way to the pavilion at the commencement of the 1st innings.
Jim Laker was the first cricketer to take a 10-wicket haul in an innings. He did it way back in 1956 against Australia. He leaked only 53 runs and achieved this milestone.
43 years later in 1999, Anil Kumble became the second cricketer to achieve this feat. The leg spinner achieved this feat against Pakistan leaking only 74 runs.