Ajaz Patel entered record books when he became only the third player ever to take all ten wickets in a Test innings. Despite his phenomenal performance, New Zealand lost the match by 372 runs.
In an interview with Ravichandran Ashwin after the game, Ajaz disclosed he wanted to be a fast bowler but gave up to become a spinner.
Ajaz Patel grew up in Mumbai before his family moved to New Zealand when he was just seven.
“Yeah, look at me standing next to you; I don’t really have the height to be a fast bowler. So I made a great choice to switch over to spin bowling about ten years ago now. It’s been a special journey since. It’s been a lot of hard work. You know, it takes a lot of time to develop your craft.”