‘A Special Effort’ – The Reactions After Ajaz Patel Takes Historic 10
Mumbai: Ajaz Patel created history on Saturday, 4 December – he took all 10 wickets in a Test inning, against India in Mumbai.
In doing so, he joined an elite club comprising only two other players – England legend Jim Laker and India’s Anil Kumble.
In Test cricket’s long history, only three players have managed this feat so far – the tributes that roared in were in keeping with the magnitude of the achievement.
Kumble led the plaudits, pointing out that reaching the mark in the first two days of a Test made it that much more special.
Kumble’s one-time spin partner Harbhajan Singh, and former India coach and all-rounder Ravi Shastri, also lauded Patel.
Of course, nobody was prouder of Patel than fellow New Zealanders.
More cricket luminaries weighed in.