Patel became the third bowler in the history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings. The left-arm spinner achieved this rare feat in the second Test against India on Saturday, joining the illustrious company of taking the gym And Anil Kumble,
The 33-year-old spinner also surpassed Hadlee’s record for the best figures by a New Zealand bowler. Hadlee took nine wickets for 52 runs against Australia in 1985.
“Congratulations to Ijaz on a superb bowling performance. Glad to see this. A well deserved reward, and a great moment for him, New Zealand cricket and world cricket,” Headley said in a statement.
“It is indeed very special to be in the great company of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble,” the statement said.