STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Great moment for him, New Zealand cricket and world cricket: Richard Hadlee on Ajaz show

The left-arm spinner achieved the rare feat on Saturday against India in the second Test, joining the illustrious company of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.

Published: 05th December 2021 11:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2021 11:26 AM   |  A+A-

Ajaz Patel

New Zealand's Ajaz Patel celebrates the dismissal of India's Mohammed Siraj during day two of their second test cricket match. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

AUCKLAND: Spinner Ajaz Patel's 10-wicket haul is a great moment not only for him but for New Zealand and world cricket as well, the legendary Richard Hadlee said while eulogising his compatriot.

Patel became only the third bowler in history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.

The left-arm spinner achieved the rare feat on Saturday against India in the second Test, joining the illustrious company of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble.

The 33-year-old spinner also surpassed Hadlee's record of best figures by a New Zealand bowler. Hadlee had taken nine for 52 versus Australia back in 1985.

"Congratulations to Ajaz on a superb bowling performance. It was a delight to watch. A well-deserved reward, and a great moment for him, New Zealand cricket, and world cricket," Hadlee said in a statement.

"To be in the great company of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble is very special indeed," the statement added.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp