'Ek set batsman ko bewakoof banake ghar bhejna': Axar Patel's magical performance draws comparison with spin legends – Watch | cricket news

NEW DELHI: Opening Phil SaltThe scintillating innings of 68 off just 33 balls stole the show, laying the foundation for Horsemen Knights of Calcutta“Convincing seven-wicket victory against Delhi Capitals at Eden Gardens on Monday.
However, it was Axar PatelSalt's sensational performance to reject Salt which sparked a chorus of praise, drawing comparisons to spin legends Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan And Bishan Singh Bedi.
Axar's precision and guile were on full display on the first ball of the ninth as he cleanly bowled the well-placed Salt with a deceptive arm ball that curled in a length. Salt, who was in imperious form, found himself foiled by Axar's astute performance, a victim of his pace and trajectory.

Former Indian cricketer and renowned commentator Navjot Singh Sidhuwhile providing insight to Star Sports, praised Axar's delivery, comparing it to the bowling styles of legendary spinners Venkat Raghavan and Bishen Singh Bedi. Sidhu marveled at the speed and execution of Axar's delivery, highlighting its effectiveness against a batsman with sublime touch like Salt.
“It happened at the speed of a bullet,” exclaimed Sidhu, drawing parallels with the deliveries of Bishen paaji and Venkat Raghavan. “To foil a batsman who was playing like that, by dismissing him, Axar, wah! That's why Axar Patel gets selected again and again in the Indian team.”

Sidhu's admiration for Axar's skillful bowling was palpable as he praised the left-arm spinner's ability to deceive the batsman with a perfectly executed arm ball.
Sidhu's comment resonated with nostalgia as he spoke of the artistry of spin bowling epitomized by legends like Raghavan and Bedi. “I got to see such bowling after a long time,” mused Sidhu, pointing out the beauty of Axar's game and its resemblance to the classic left-arm spin of yesteryear.

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