KanpurThe former Indian opener took to Twitter to post a picture of the man who played a key role in New Zealand’s first innings bundle of 296 runs in the Kanpur Test. He shared a picture of Akshar Patel, who took 5 wickets, in which he is seen playing R. Showing the ball to Ashwin, he is seen having some conversation. Simultaneously, in the second picture, the ball is shown zoomed, on which the date is written incorrectly. Actually, as a gift of memory of Five Wicket Hall, writing the date on the ball kept it with you. Although the ball should have been on November 27, the month was wrongly written on it. October was written instead of November. Jaffer tweeted – Axar Patel made just one mistake today by writing the wrong date on the ball. 27th November is Bapu (Akshar Patel is fondly called)… To this Axar Patel replied – I did not do this. has written. Reply Jaffer wrote – Oh! So what punishment should Suryakumar Yadav get now? Present him to The Wall (coach Rahul Dravid)? Here comes Suryakumar Yadav’s reply with emoji – I do this everyday…. It is noteworthy that Axar Patel’s spin is showing wonders against the New Zealand batsmen on the Green Park pitch in Kanpur. Akshar, playing his fourth Test match of his career, took 5 wickets on the third day of the first Test match of the series. This is the fifth 5-wicket haul of Axar’s Test career. Akshar Patel holds the record for taking the most 5 wickets as an Indian in the first 4 Test matches. Narendra Hirwani is at number two in this list.
[Attribution to NBT]