Axar Patel Feels Proud In Contributing For A Series Winning Game
By CricShots - Jul 25, 2022 11:03 am
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After playing a match-winning knock of 35-ball 64 against West Indies on Sunday, the Indian all-rounder, Axar Patel was delighted to help his side win the three-match ODI series on his return to 50-overs cricket after almost five years. The all-rounder also highlighted that his continuous participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has also helped him grow.

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Axar Patel took India over the line with the last ball six

On Sunday at the Queen’s Park Oval during India’s second ODI of the three-match against West Indies, there was no whatever Axar Patel touched turned into gold. Coming at No. 7, the 28-year-old starred with the bat in pursuit of 312, Axar took India over the line for a two-wicket victory. Notably, it was Axar’s first ODI since 2017.

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Moreover, Axar Patel was initially supposed to be on the bench again as he was picked as an out-and-out cover for Ravindra Jadeja. However, an unfortunate injury to Jadeja gave the chance to Axar to be in the playing XI and perform, and he took every opportunity with both hands.

Speaking at the post-match presentation, Axar Patel labeled his recent knock versus West Indies as ‘very special.’ At the same time, he also highlighted the fact that it was his first ODI since 2017, and his return to pull off something like that made his day even more special.

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After receiving the player of the match award, Axar Patel said, “It’s very special, to get it in a crucial, series-winning cause is amazing. When I went out, I aimed for 10-11 an over. We thought it could be done as we have IPL experience. We wanted to be calm and keep cover of the rate. This was special as this is my first ODI since 2017, even my first fifty came here. Winning the series too makes me feel wonderful.”