Ajaz Patel auctions 10-wicket shirt for hospital – News

New Zealand spinner Patel became only the third bowler to take all 10 wickets in one leg of a Test match against India



New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel. (ANI)

By Reuters

Published: Fri, May 6, 2022, 4:55 PM

New Zealander Ajaz Patel is auctioning off the shirt he wore to claim all 10 wickets in a Mumbai Test in December to raise money for an Auckland hospital, the 33-year-old left-arm spinner has claimed years.

Patel became only the third bowler – after fellow spinners Jim Laker of England and India’s Anil Kumble – to take all 10 wickets in one leg of a Test match against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. .

The auction is trying to raise money for a play therapist for Starship’s radiology department at New Zealand’s National Children’s Hospital, Patel said.

“…while it was a special day for me, what they do to help children and their families is even more important and I hope the auction on @trademe can raise as much money as possible for them,” Patel said in an Instagram. Publish.

All test team members of this India tour have signed the shirt.

Patel has not played for New Zealand since that Test but has been selected for the three-Test series in England next month.

Elizabeth J. Harless