- Their jersey names read ‘Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja’ when combined.
India claimed a massive 372-run win over New Zealand in Mumbai on Monday morning. The win was also India’s biggest-ever win by runs in Tests. On Day 4, the visitors needed 400 runs to win with five wickets left in their second innings. Haryana spinner Jayant Yadav scalped four wickets early on Day 4 to help India move closer to the win, before Ravichandran Ashwin picked the last wicket.
The Men in Blue clinched the series 1-0. Mayank Agarwal’s hundred in the first innings was crucial and he followed it up with a half-century in the second innings, which laid the perfect foundation for India’s comprehensive win. Other than Mayank, Ashwin also played a key role as he picked 8 wickets in the match. The match will also be remembered for Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket haul in the first innings.
After the post-match presentation, players from both the sides were seen interacting with each other. Indian spinner Ashwin took to social media to share a hilarious picture of Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja of India and New Zealand. Axar Patel, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra and Ravindra Jadeja were all spotted standing together. Their jersey names read ‘Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja’ when combined.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also shared the photo on its social media and captioned it “picture perfect”.
Check out the post here:
Picture perfect 👌
— ICC (@ICC) December 6, 2021
Notably, there are two Indian born players in New Zealand team, named Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra.
Ashwin congratulated his teammates for their performance and also praised Player of the Match Mayank Agarwal for his outstanding batting. He captioned the post,” A series win over the world champs ! Feels great to win a test at the Wankhede always. A fab innings by @mayankcricket and great bowling performance by @AjazP. A special thanks to the @NorthStandGang for their support through the game.”
A series win over the world champs ! Feels great to win a test at the Wankhede always. 👌👌A fab innings by @mayankcricket and great bowling performance by @AjazP . A special thanks to the @NorthStandGang for their support through the game 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/NbgJZUnwHz
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) December 6, 2021