Ravindra Jadeja, India’s star all-rounder, has been a nightmare for the Australian batters in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. After taking 3 wickets in the first innings and then coming up with his career-best figures of 7-42 in the second innings of the second test, he also took 7 wickets in the first test at Nagpur. Due to his deadly bowling spells, Axar Patel, who also bowls left-arm spin, hasn’t got a chance to bowl any significant spell in the series till now. Patel had played a heroic knock with the bat in the second test, scoring 74 runs in the first innings that restricted the Australian team from getting a significant first innings lead.
After Team India’s victory in the Delhi test, Axar Patel interviewed Ravindra Jadeja on bcci.tv, and the two spin-bowling all-rounders shared a hilarious interaction. “Sir, meri to bowling aa nahi rahi hai. Axar ko bowling nahi dena hai isliye aisa ball dal rahe ho kya?” Axar asked Jadeja. (“Sir, I’m not getting a chance to bowl. Are you bowling like this so that Axar doesn’t get a chance to bowl?”)
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“They [the Australians] prefer playing the sweep and reverse sweep. My effort was to bowl stump to stump. If they miss, and the ball stays low, then the ball is bound to hit the stumps. That’s what happened today when five balls hit the stumps,” replied Jadeja on a serious note.
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Axar Patel couldn’t contribute much with the ball as both Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin took wickets at regular intervals, while Mohammad Shami also looked threatening as he ended up taking a four-wicket haul. Patel has bowled just 28 overs across 4 innings and has picked up just 1 wicket, which is way lesser than the standards set by him in the recent past.