Axar Patel
Axar Patel. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

One of many best spin all-rounders within the nation, Axar Patel has been notably spectacular within the Take a look at format, the place he has scalped a complete of 39 wickets in six appearances. He’s at present busy enjoying within the fifteenth version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Delhi Capitals. Over time, there was a number of confusion across the spelling of his identify and the cricketer himself has opened up about it whereas additionally clarifying the proper spelling.

Axar Patel marked his presence in one of many episodes of the favored present Breakfast with Champions on YouTube and revealed fascinating details about his identify and Pant’s antics behind the stumps. The left-hander additionally threw mild on the humorous incident, the place the spelling of his identify modified in an unlucky method.

“Usually, it’s Akshar, however I used to be in Bangalore for the U19 camp earlier than the World Cup and the workforce was going to Australia. Everybody informed me to get a passport made as a result of I didn’t have one. To get a passport, I wanted a leaving certificates and my license. After I went to high school, the principal wrote my identify as Axar within the leaving certificates,” Axar mentioned.

He additional revealed the chat with the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, the place they requested Axar in regards to the completely different spelling of the identify in his new passport.

“The NCA folks mentioned, You often write Akshar, then why it’s Axar in your passport. Then I known as my Dad and he mentioned, now nothing could be modified. Then I performed for Mumbai Indians and Indian workforce, and thought all the things goes properly and let’s not change Axar,” he added.

The individual subsequent to Pant is at all times on Alert: Axar Patel 

Axar Patel additionally mentioned the wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant‘s antics behind the stumps, particularly within the Take a look at matches. He revealed that the individual subsequent to Pant has to at all times be on alert, as he can begin a dialog swiftly at any level of the match to entertain himself.

“The noise he makes whereas wicket-keeping is hilarious. I inform him, what are you doing. Then Pant says I want some enjoyable round, in any other case, we’ll get bored. At random, he’ll ask the purpose fielder, Bro, the way it’s going. The individual subsequent to him just like the slip fielder is at all times on alert,” Axar added.

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