Both the shift and the switch worked wonders as he became the third bowler in the 144-year long history of Test cricket to take all 10 wickets in an innings.
Growing up a fast bowler, the late Bloomer’s talent became evident only when he took to spin bowling.
Standing at a height of 5 feet 6 inches, he felt he would not be able to make it as a fast bowler, which explained the switch to spin in his 20s, years after his parents moved to New Zealand. Of.
He was only eight years old when Patel left his home in the city’s Jogeshwari area for New Zealand in 1996. In the new environment, he fell in love with the game and worked towards making a name for himself.
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Born in Mumbai on Saturday, Ejaz took all 10 wickets taking the gym And Anil Kumble,
He even left behind the great Richard Hadley For registering the best figures by a New Zealand bowler. Hadlee took nine wickets for 52 runs against Australia in 1985.
The rise to prominence has been nothing short of spectacular for the man, who has not hesitated to admit that his “hands were trembling” when he was handed the ball for the first time in Test cricket.
The 33-year-old left-arm spinner’s incredible achievement was lauded by the cricket fraternity, and so were his family members who still live in Jogeshwari.
Ejaz’s family has a house in Jogeshwari. His mother taught at a school near Oshiwara, while his father was in the refrigeration business.
“It’s a proud moment for the whole family. We were expecting a good performance but it’s extraordinary. It’s sad that I couldn’t be on the field to see this feat live. I had work and I had to go to the office.” Had to come and I saw it on TV.” Owais Patel, Ejaz’s elder cousin, who lives here, told PTI.
“Our families are very close and only last year we visited him in New Zealand. I spoke to him after reaching Mumbai. Still not sure but plan to meet him after the Test match,” he said.
Before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ejaz’s family often vacationed in India.
Thanks to his former Kiwi teammate and Mumbai Indians fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan, he often visited the team’s Indian Premier League matches at the Wankhede Stadium and on a few occasions even bowled to them.
Ijaz pulled sharp turns and bounce off the pitch and lifted New Zealand’s bowling on his shoulders to restrict the home team’s first innings total to 325.
As he ran through the Indian batting order with his moves, turns and accuracy, some of his family members were cheering him from the stands.
Long before he enjoyed his biggest moment in the game, this former New Zealand spinner Deepak Patel, which encouraged him to drop the pace and bowl spin. Deepak was the coach of the New Zealand Under-19 team at that time.
In New Zealand, Ejaz began his career with Auckland, but it was only after moving to the Central Districts that the player began to demonstrate his skills.
Ijaz played for Auckland A without much success, and then moved to Central Districts, where he was fast-tracked into first-class cricket and made his debut in 2012.
He also made his T20 debut in the same year but had to wait three more years to play 50-over cricket.
His rise to international cricket was based on success at the domestic level.
Ijaz continued to take wickets and was eventually rewarded with a call-up to New Zealand in 2018 after 16 five-fors and three 10-wicket hauls.
This has come after hard work and intense competition from already established people Michelle Santner and Ish Sodhi.
But once he got his foot in top-flight, he was on his way.