New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel donated his “10-wicket ball” to the Mumbai Cricket Affiliation (MCA) museum after the completion of the second Check between India and New Zealand.
A few weeks in the past, Ajaz entered historical past books as he turned solely the third bowler within the historical past of Check cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings. Solely Jim Laker (1956) and Anil Kumble (1999) had managed to realize the unbelievable feat earlier than.
MCA President, Vijay Patil, thanked Ajaz for the gesture and mentioned that it’s going to have a particular place of their museum. “What he achieved on the Wankhede Stadium was one thing utterly phenomenal. And the truth that he did at our iconic stadium simply offers us one other reminiscence to savour from this historic floor,” Patil instructed PTI.
“Ajaz Patel’s Mumbai roots made it additional particular for us” – Vijay Patil
Ajaz was born in Mumbai however moved to New Zealand, the place he began out as a tempo bowler. He switched to spin bowling and developed fairly nicely however needed to await his alternative. Now at 33-years-old, Ajaz has change into the Kiwis’ frontline spinner within the longest format.
“The truth that he traces his roots again to Mumbai made it additional particular for us. He was gracious, as soon as the feat was achieved, he generously gave us the cricket ball, by which he took these 10 wickets, so that’s one thing that we drastically worth and it’ll occupy delight of palace in our MCA museum,” Patil added.
The MCA President additionally believes that the museum will encourage the youth and protect Mumbai’s heritage. India received the 2011 World Cup on the Wankhede and some moments from that memorable occasion can be anticipated to be engraved within the museum.