Axar Patel is an Indian international all-round cricketer who plays for Gujarat in domestic cricket and for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The all-rounder made his debut opposite Bangladesh on 15th June 2014 and was also picked in India’s 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup which was held in New Zealand and Australia.
On February 13, 2021, Axar Patel made his Test debut for India against England, taking 7 wickets in this Test match. In the IPL auction 2023, the franchise of the Delhi Capitals team included Axar Patel in the team by buying him for Rs 12.00 crore.
Axar Patel was born on 20 January 1994 (Thursday) to his father Rajesh Patel and his mother Pritiben Patel. His full name is Axar Rajeshbhai Patel and he is also known as Axar Patel. Axar Patel has an elder sister Shivangi Patel and also has an elder brother Sanship Patel.
Axar Patel never wanted to become a cricketer but wanted to become a mechanical engineer. However, when Axar was just fifteen years old, Axar’s friend saw Axar’s cricketing skills and recommended he play in an inter-school tournament.
Since he was not very strong at the start of his cricket career, his father was a bit worried about how he would cope with the physical demands of the sport. So, Axar’s father enrolled him in a gym.
Axar began playing cricket as a batsman but subsequently, became a bowler to boost his chance to play for India.
Axar Patel’s Marriage, Wife
Axar Patel got engaged to his fiancee Meha on his birthday in January 2022. Meha is a dietician and nutritionist by profession and was born in Nadiad, Gujarat. Meha was also seen on the US tour with Axar Patel.
|Full Name||Akshar Rajeshbhai Patel|
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (All-Rounder)|
|International Debut||ODI- 15 June 2014 against Bangladesh at Dhaka|
Test- 13 February 2021 against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium
T20 – 17 July 2015 against Zimbabwe at Harare
|Jersey Number||#20 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team||Gujarat, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians|
|Nature of Field||Aggressive|
|Records/Achievements (Main Ones)||• He was named the BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the year for the 2012-13 domestic season.|
• Took a hat-trick for Kings XI Punjab against Gujarat Lions in IPL 9 (2016) by dismissing Dinesh Kartik, Dwayne Bravo, and Ravindra Jadeja.
• On 16 February 2021, during the 2nd Test against England, he became the ninth Indian bowler to take five wickets in his debut Test match. He also became the 2nd left-arm spinner after Dilip Doshi to do this.
|Career Turning Point||His impressive performance for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014, after which he earned a place in the Indian ODI squad.|
|Coach/Mentor||Dinesh Nanavati, V Venkatram, Mukund Parmar|
|Date of Birth (DOB)||20 January 1994 (Thursday)|
|Birthplace||Anand, Gujarat, India|
|Hometown||Nadiad, Gujarat, India|
|Hobbies||Swimming, Travelling, Listening To Music|
Axar Patel Physical Attribute
|Height||183 (in centimeters)|
1.83 (in meters)
6′ 0″ (in feet & inches)
|Weight||70 (in kilograms)|
154 lbs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements||Chest- 40 Inches|
Waist- 32 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
Family & Wife
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Meha Patel (Dietician & Nutritionist)|
|Wife/Spouse||Meha Patel (Dietician & Nutritionist)|
|Engagement Date||20 January 2022 (Thursday)|
|Marriage Date||26 January 2023 (Thursday)|
|Sister||Shivangi Patel (Elder)|
|Brother||Sanship Patel (Elder)|
|Salary/Income (approx.)||INR 9 Crore +|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$6 Million|
Social Media Info
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Axar Patel Instagram: @akshar.patel
Axar Patel Twitter: @akshar2026
Axar Patel’s Domestic Career
In 2010, he met with an accident just after being selected for the Gujarat Under-19 team. All-rounder Axar Patel injured his leg at home during the Diwali break, thereafter Axar was ruled out for the entire season.
During this period, he considered giving up cricket, but his grandmother’s desire to see him play on TV prompted him to return.
In his debut Ranji Trophy season of 2012, he played only one match, but he had an exceptional performance in the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy season as he was one of the most consistent players for Gujarat as he scoring 369 runs at an average of 46.12. and took 29 wickets with an economy rate of 23.58 in 7 matches.
Axar Patel was named to the India Red team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy, in August 2019. In October 2019, Patel was named to India C’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
Axar Patel’s IPL career
Axar Patel was signed by the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) in the year 2013, however, Axar did not get an opportunity to play until he was released.
Axar Patel was picked up by Kinga XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2014 and had an impressive season with 17 wickets. For IPL 2015 season 8, Axar Patel was retained by Kings XI Punjab, and batting lower down the order, he scored 206 runs in addition to taking 13 wickets for the IPL team in 2015.
On 1 May 2016, during a match opposite Gujarat Lions (GL), Axar took 4 wickets in just 5 balls, including his first hat-trick of the 2016 Indian Premiere League season. Axar was again retained by Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) for the 2018 season.
In December 2018, Axar Patel was signed by Delhi Capitals (DC) in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League and was retained by Delhi Capitals (DC) for 14 seasons of IPL.
Axar Patel International Career
After a tremendous performance in the 2014 Indian Premiere League, Axar Patel got a place in the Indian One Day International squad for the tour of Bangladesh.
He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in the first match of the series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and took 1/59. For the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Axar Patel was also a part of India’s 15-man squad.
Axar made his T20 International debut on 17th July 2015 for the Indian cricket team opposite the team Zimbabwe and was named as a stand-by player for India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
In January 2021, Axar Patel was named in India’s Test squad for the series against England. He made his Test debut against England and returned to international cricket after a gap of almost 3 years.
His first international Test wicket was that of Joseph Edward Root aka Joe Root. In the same match, Axar Patel took a five-wicket haul in England’s second innings, becoming the ninth Indian bowler to do so on debut.
Some Interesting Facts About Axar Patel
- He was named The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI’s) Under-19 Cricketer of the Year for the 2012–13 domestic season.
- Took a hat-trick for Kings XI Punjab against Gujarat Lions in IPL 9 (2016), dismissing Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Bravo, and Ravindra Jadeja.
- On 16th February 2021, during the 2nd Test against England, Axar became the 9th Indian bowler to take a 5-wicket haul in his debut Test match.
- Axar also became the 2nd left-arm spinner after Dilip Doshi did so.
- Axar never wanted to become a cricketer, instead, Axar wanted to become a mechanical engineer.
- Axar’s first name was spelled “Akshar”, but due to a mistake by the school principal, he wrote it as “Axar” on the school leaving certificate and since then he has been using this name.
- His father was a little concerned about the fact that Axar was not physically fit for the game of cricket. So, Axar’s father enrolled him in a gym.
- Axar began playing cricket as a batsman but later, became a bowler to boost his chance to play for India.
- Cricketer Axar was awarded the “BCCI Under-19 Cricketer of the Year” in the year 2014.
- He was awarded the “Emerging Player of the Tournament” in the IPL season 7.
Q-Who is Axar Patel?
Ans- Axar Patel is an Indian international all-round cricketer who plays for Gujarat in domestic cricket and for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Q-When and where was Axar Patel born?
Ans- Axar Patel was born on 20 January 1994 (Thursday) to Rajesh Patel and Pritiben Patel. His full name is Axar Rajeshbhai Patel and he is also known as Axar Patel.
Q-Who is Axar Patel’s fiancee?
Ans- Axar Patel got engaged to his fiancee Meha on his birthday in January 2022.
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