Axar Patel has been one of the most consistent performers for India in the longest format of the game and his latest knock against Australia in the ongoing Test match is a testament to his talent and skills. Chasing a mammoth target of 400, Australia was put under immense pressure by the Indian spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. Patel, who was promoted up the order, made the most of the opportunity and played a scintillating innings of 84 runs off just 174 balls.
Patel’s knock was a brilliant display of his ability to play the ball late and rotate the strike with ease. He was particularly severe on the Australian spinners and was able to put the pressure back on the opposition with his aggressive approach. Patel hit 10 fours and 1 six during his knock, which was the standout innings for India in their second innings.
Earlier, India had struggled to get going as they lost quick wickets, but Rohit Sharma held the innings together with a well-composed 120 off 212 balls. His innings laid the foundation for Patel and Jadeja to go after the Australian bowlers and take the game away from them.
Jadeja also played a crucial role in India’s total, scoring 70 runs off 185 balls. The left-hander was his usual self and played some delightful shots during his innings. The partnership between Patel and Jadeja was worth 125 runs and was the turning point of the match.
Patel’s knock was a lesson for all young cricketers who aspire to play for India. He showed how playing with a positive mindset, even on difficult pitches, can yield results. His performance also underlines the importance of spinners in the longest format of the game and how they can change the course of a match.
In conclusion, Axar Patel’s knock was the highlight of the match and one that will be remembered for a long time. He has been in top form recently and has proved his worth in the Indian team. With such performances, he is sure to be a permanent fixture in the Indian team for years to come.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Axar Patel’s innings:
Aussies were prepared for Virat and SKY. #Jadeja and #AxarPatel came out of syllabus. #INDvsAUS
— Mr.Rao🇮🇳 🚩 (@MrRao_RB) February 11, 2023
Axar Patel showed how to play and more importantly with what attitude… perfect strategy… all rounder to look forward to… #INDvsAUS #BorderGavaskarTrophy2023
— Deepak Kumar (@DeepakK21216966) February 11, 2023
Day 3- Lunch break – India lead by 223 Runs
#BGT2023 #AUSvIND #INDvAUS #TestCricket #RohitSharma𓃵 #ViratKohli𓃵 #AxarPatel #Jadeja pic.twitter.com/QENvTzPeKr
— Ravi pant (@ravipant_07) February 11, 2023
What an innings from Axar Patel. He's been excellent in recent times. Unfortunately Missed a hundred here.#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/WVaHn3PLdK
— Anunay (@Anunay_Aanand) February 11, 2023
Axar Patel justifies his selection
— Mogambo ✪ ❄️ (@UberHandle) February 11, 2023
Pitch Report.🙈🙈#INDvsAUS #AxarPatel #SirJadeja #Ashwin pic.twitter.com/lpdrLs1Q9v
— Rohit Thakur (@iamrohitrishu) February 11, 2023
#RavindraJadeja #AxarPatel pic.twitter.com/p2SvKBVMt0
— Divya Dhar (@DivyaDhar15) February 11, 2023
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