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IND vs AUS: Axar Patel put India forward on this sport by scoring fast runs, says Harbhajan Singh

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Harbhajan Singh heaped reward on Axar Patel and mentioned the all-rounder’s 79 put India forward within the sport on day 4 of the Ahmedabad Test. Axar scored an attacking innings on Sunday as he continued his effective type with the bat in Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Mar 12, 2023 20:48 IST

Axar continued his effective type with the bat on Sunday (Courtesy: AP)

By India Today Sports Desk: Former cricketer Harbhajan Singh heaped reward on Axar Patel and mentioned that the all-rounder’s knock has put India forward within the sport on Sunday.

Axar has been in good type with the bat within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and got here in at a time to assist Virat Kohli when India had misplaced KS Bharat and had been with out the companies of Shreyas Iyer.

The all-rounder scored an attacking innings of 79 and put in an excellent partnership with Kohli to provide India the lead within the match.

Speaking to India Today, Harbhajan mentioned that Axar has been phenomenal with the bat as he hasn’t had too many alternatives to shine with the ball.

The former cricketer additionally mentioned that the knock by Axar put India forward within the sport and it’s good to see him evolve as a batting all-rounder.

“Well, he’s been phenomenal with the bat. He didn’t get too many chances with the ball in this particular series because Jadeja was doing the damage. Ashwin bowled well in the series. So, I feel as a batter, you know Axar coming at No.8 or 9 and scoring those winning knocks, 70 in Delhi and another one in Nagpur.”

“I think those two innings were the difference to India winning those two games. Here also, he put India ahead in this game by scoring those runs in quick fashion and, of course, good to see him evolving himself as an all-rounder more with the bat now, since he has got the opportunity and he is making the most of it and it’s good to see that he’s not shying away,” mentioned Harbhajan.

Harbhajan additionally mentioned that Axar wasn’t eager about what Kohli was doing on the different finish and was solely centered on enjoying his photographs in the event that they had been in his arc.

“When someone like Virat Kohli is batting on the other side, and he is not thinking about what he is doing. He knows that when the ball is coming in his zone, he is going to hit it. That’s his natural game and I’m so glad India is producing such talent and giving them this freedom that they can go out there and explore themselves.”

“Axar is one of those talents we need to look after and take care of him because he can bowl, he can bat, he can win you games coming down the order,” mentioned Harbhajan.

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Mar 12, 2023