Ajaz Patel auctions off his 10-wicket haul match jersey for a noble cause
By SMCS - May 5, 2022 6:43 pm
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Veteran New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel has recently decided to auction off his memorable 10-wicket haul jersey for a noble cause. Patel, who had become only the third bowler in the history of international cricket to claim a 10-wicket-haul in a single inning, has shared that he hopes that the money raised from the auction will help the Starship Foundation – a children’s hospital, to find a Play Specialist in Starship’s Radiology Department as well.

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Ajaz Patel bowled a brilliant spell in Mumbai

However, Ajaz Patel had received a standing ovation at the Wankhede Stadium after his great feat and was congratulated by Indian captain Virat Kohli too in the dressing room. Ravichandran Ashwin, India’s one of the best spinners in recent times has also given him a signed Indian shirt at the end of that day as well.

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While speaking after the game, Patel had said that it was one of the greatest memories of his life and probably will remain to be at the top of his playing days as well. However, on Thursday, 6 May, Patel took to Instagram to inform everyone that he was going to auction off his shirt.

“You may or may not have already seen it but, @starshipfoundation is auctioning a signed shirt of mine from the 10-wicket Test in Mumbai to raise money for a play therapist, while it was a special day for me, what they do to help kids and their families is even more significant and I hope the auction on @trademe can raise as many funds as possible for them,” shared Patel.

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Meanwhile, Ajaz Patel has also revealed an incident from last year where they had to spend some horrible moments with their daughter and Starship had helped at that time. And, that was the reason he decided to help them as well.

“My wife and I spent a couple of days in Starship with our daughter last year. It was a worrying time, but I realised how lucky we were to only need a short stay. Starship was amazing to us, and we wanted to give backthis is one way we can do that,” Ajaz Patel was quoted as saying.