Ajaz Patel is a New Zealand’s left-arm spinner, who is in the news for taking 10 wickets against India in an innings.
Patel became the third bowler in the world to take 10 wickets haul in an innings.
At this moment, Patel’s fans are searching detailes about his life? You can find all the details provided below.
Who is Ajaz Patel?
Ajaz Patel’s full name is Ajaz Younis Patel. He was born on October 21, 1988 in Mumbai. In 1996, his family settled in New Zealand.
Ajaz Patel Religion
Ajaz Patel belongs to the Muslim Religion. He observes the five daily prayers and the Shariah commands.
He is the first Muslim cricketer representing New Zealand at the top level, and is confident of continuing his worship with spinner cricket.
“I don’t want to disturb any teammate but overall everyone understands and cooperates”, Patel said in an interview.
Ajaz doesn’t even touch alcohol, so at the end of the match he has to wait a bit for a soft drink,” he said. “Everyone respects each other’s beliefs. In modern times, people understand such things and cooperate,” he said.
Asked about fasting, he said: “It doesn’t matter. We have the example of rugby player Sonny Bill Williams, a role model for a Muslim athlete and others.”
Ajaz Patel Family
Patel’s family members include father Younis, mother Shahnaz, wife Nilufer, younger sisters Sana and Tanzeel.
Ajaz Patel Wife Religion
Patel’s married to Nilofer, More information is not available about his wife.
Ajaz Patel Career
Ajaz Patel used to bowl fast but later he adopted spin bowling. His coach is Deepak Patel, who made a name for himself by bowling for New Zealand in the 1992 World Cup. Like his coach, Ajaz Patel started bowling in his first T20 International against Pakistan in October 2018 at the age of 30 and soon after that he played his first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.
Patel’s debut in Test cricket was memorable. In his first innings, he took the wickets of Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Bilal Asif. His impressive performance of 5 for 59 in the second innings gave New Zealand a dramatic 4-run victory.
Ajaz Patel Instagram
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