Ajaz Patel emulates Jim Laker, Anil Kumble to Join Perfect 10 Club: Incredible achievement, says Twitterati

New Zealand’s Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel became only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings as India folded for 325 during the second session on day two of the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai on Friday.

New Zealand’s Ajaz Patel celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of India’s Mohammed Siraj (not pictured) during the second day of the second Test match between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday. AFP

He joined an elite list of Jim Laker and Anil Kumble in scalping 10-wicket hauls in a Test innings.

Resuming the day at 221 for four, India scored 64 runs in the morning session with the loss of two wickets. They added another 40 runs for four wickets after lunch to end their first innings at 325.

Reacting to Patel’s feat, former Indian spinner Anil Kumble welcomed the spinner to the club.

“Welcome to the club #AjazPatel #Perfect10 Well bowled! A special effort to achieve it on Day1 & 2 of a test match,” Kumble tweeted.

India spinner Harbhajan Singh joined Kumble in congratulating the Mumbai-born bowler.

“Ajaz Patel. This will be remembered forever 47.5-12-119-10 simply outstanding..Let me stand and clap,” Singh tweeted.

Lauding the effort of Patel, Former India head coach Ravi Shastri tweeted, “One of the toughest things to do in the game of cricket. To have an entire team in your kitty in an innings is too good to be true. Simply unreal. Well done young man.”

Here are some of the other Twitter reactions:

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