Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket balloon will have a “special place” in the MCA museum

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) President Vijay Patil praised New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel for donating his “10 wicket” ball for the upcoming MCA museum where it would be duly “pride of place”.

What he (Ajaz Patel) achieved at Wankhede Stadium was something completely phenomenal. And the fact that he did it in our iconic stadium (Wankhede) just gives us another memory to savor from his historic home ground, ”Patil told PTI.

Earlier this month, Mumbai-born Ajaz, 34, a left arm spinner became just the third pitcher in Test history to return a 10 for a set after Jim Laker (1956) and Anil Kumble (1999) and that too in his hometown.

“And the fact that he traces his roots back to Mumbai made it even more special to us. ” He was gracious, once the feat was achieved, he generously gave us the cricket ball, with which he took those 10 counters, so it’s something that we greatly appreciate and that will take pride of place in our MCA museum, ”added Patil, who has been the head of the MCA since October 2019.

Patil also pointed out that the next museum will inspire young people.

“I think (the formation of the museum) is a good step, because we (Mumbai cricket) have such a great heritage. We had 80 internationals and almost a fifth of the international points India scored came from batsmen from Mumbai. So our history goes back decades.

“So to preserve our rich heritage, it will really inspire our present as well as future cricketers.” Mahendra Singh Dhoni had won India’s 2011 ODI World Cup by hitting a six at Wankhede Stadium. He was asked if the seat where the ball landed would be preserved, Patil joked: “These were very special moments, the 2011 World Cup was of course such a special moment in the history of Indian cricket, the fact that it was produced at Wankhede Stadium is etched in our hearts.

“We have had so many historic moments in Mumbai cricket and all of these need to come together. The museum will be a suitable place to record these historic moments ”.

Patil is also optimistic about university and college sports, which must develop and progress in the years to come.

Meanwhile, the DY Patil sports stadium in Navi Mumbai, which hosted matches of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017, is also a venue for the upcoming AFC 2022 and Patil has been optimistic about it. the organization of the mega-event.

The tournament is scheduled to take place from January 20 to February 6 in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune.

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