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The Kiwis might have lost the series, but Ajaz Patel has been the star performer picking up 14 wickets in the Mumbai Test match. He got his name into the history books by becoming the third player in the history of the longest format of the game to scalp 10 wickets in an innings. Also Read - Kapil Dev Requests Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly to Put Country Before Anything Else, Urges Them to Resolve the Issue

The left-arm spinner posted on Twitter that Sehwag had hit him out of the park during his stint as a net bowler in the past. Also Read - EXCLUSIVE: Mohammed Shami Slams Virat Kohli's Critics, Echoes Ravi Shastri's Words On Players Being Judged Based on Centuries | India Cricket Team News


“Thank you @virendersehwag, funny story I still remember you smashing me out of the ground at the outer oval at Eden Park when I came in as a net bowler,” Ajaz said.

To which, Sehwag responded,”waqt ki aadat hai, badalta zaroor hail (Time has a habit of changing). What you have achieved in Mumbai is extra-ordinary so much so that India ki jeet se jyada aapke charche hain. May you achieve ever more success and good luck.”

Sehwag said that the cricket fraternity is talking more about Ajaz’s achievement than India’s series victory in Mumbai and wished the spinner all the best for the future.

In 11 Tests so far, Ajaz has picked up 43 wickets, 14 of which came during the 2nd Test in Mumbai.

(With Inputs From IANS)