The second Test against New Zealand played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai may have been won by the Indian team by a huge margin of 372 runs, but whenever this match is talked about, Kiwi spinner Ejaz Patel will definitely be mentioned. His team undoubtedly lost in this match, but he won the hearts of crores of Indians on the basis of his performance. Ejaz conceded 119 runs in 47.5 overs with 12 maidens and took all 10 wickets in India’s first innings. After achieving this stupendous feat, Ijaz has spoken to Indian off-spinner R Ashwin and named 5 batsmen who are difficult to bowl against.
Ejaz first took the name of Indian Test captain Virat Kohli here. Although Ijaz was successful in returning Virat to the pavilion without opening an account in Mumbai, but despite this, he kept Virat’s name at the top of the list of toughest batsmen. Ijaz also named Shreyas Iyer, who made his Test debut with the first match of the series. Apart from these two batsmen, Ijaz named Joe Root of England, Kane Williamson of his country and Pakistan captain Babar Azam.
Only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in the innings
Ejaz has become the third bowler in the world to take 10 wickets in an innings of Test cricket. Before Ejaz, India’s Anil Kumble and England’s Jim Laker took 10 wickets in an innings in Test cricket. In the history of Test cricket, the record of taking 10 wickets in an innings was first held by Jim Laker of England. He took 10 wickets in an innings of the Manchester Test against Australia in 1956. This record of Laker was equaled by Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble in 1999. Kumble had dismissed all 10 batsmen in an innings in the Test match played against Pakistan in Delhi.