Axar Patel’s disclosure, English batsman could not understand my special plan


New Delhi: India’s left arm spinner Akshar Patel has said that England batsmen did not understand his ball and used to play sweep or reverse sweep when in doubt. Patel took 27 wickets in the five-match Test series with England in March and is now part of the Indian team for the World Test Championship to be held against New Zealand next month.

Akshar Patel made a plan against the British

Akshar Patel told The Indian Express, ‘If English batsmen have doubts, whether the ball is spin or not, they just start playing sweep or reverse sweep. He could not read the ball in my hand, instead he saw where the ball is eating. Akshar Patel admitted that it was very difficult for any other left-arm spin all-rounder to make a place in the team during Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Akshar Patel did his best

Akshar Patel said, ‘I don’t think I was missing anything. Unfortunately I got injured and lost my place in the ODI team. In Test matches, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin were doing well. Jadeja was doing very well, due to which it was very difficult to make room for any other left-arm spin all-rounder.

Akshar Patel proved himself

Akshar Patel said, ‘Wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were also doing well. I was out due to team combination. When I got a chance, I just tried to prove myself. Axar Patel said that he is different from the rest of the bowlers, because he bowls with speed.

Akshar Patel said, ‘I don’t think I have played in all circumstances. It depends on the continuity of my performance. My bowling is different from others. I try to accelerate with speed. Whenever I meet seniors like Anil Kumble and Ashwin, I ask them how I can improve myself.


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