Ajaj Patel Complete Biography
Ajaz Yunus Patel
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Then Bombay, Now Mumbai
16th November 2018 Against Pakistan(Test)
31st October 2018 Against Pakistan (T20I)
5’6” (170 cm|)
Central Districts, New Zealand XI, New Zealand A, New Zealand ,Yorkshire, Team Latham
Left Handed Bat
Current Role In Team
Mount Mary School, Mumbai, India
Auckland ,New Zealand
Married to Nilofer Patel
Who is Ajaz Patel ?
Ajaz Patel was born in India to parents Yunus Patel and Shahnaz Patel. Adding to the family, Ajaz Patel has two sisters, Sana Patel and Tanzeel Patel. Ajaz was 8 years old when his father took his family to Auckland, New Zealand. Yunus Patel, Ajaz Patel’s father worked as a refrigeration specialist. They also run a small business there in Auckland, New Zealand. His mother is a smart and confident lady. She started working as teacher in Auckland, New Zealand. He married a strong and outstandingly bold lady, Nilofer Patel in January 2015.
Both are blessed with a cute, adorable, and naughty baby girl. The name of the baby girl has not been declared out officially as of now. Since then, he has been a dotting husband, caring father, a loving son and a well-established and hardworking cricket player.
where is Ajaj Patel from ?
As Ajaz was born in Mumbai India, his hometown is in Bharuch, Gujarat. He was fond of cricket ever and was into that sport since the time he was growing and living in India. He continued his passion for learning cricket even when he shifted to New Zealand while he was only 8 years old. Growing up, he followed cricket and with a lot of passion and dedication.
Ajaz Patel: International and Domestic cricket career –
He made his first debut against Pakistan on 16th November 2018. One moment he was having dinner with his family and another moment he was told that he will be playing test series for New Zealand. He trained under his mentor/ coach Dipak Patel. Just like his coach Dipak Patel opened against Pakistan in 1992 world cup, Ajaz Patel also opened against his opponent Pakistan in his first debut match. Until 2018, Ajaz had a three-year successful career in domestic cricket, and it was only after that successful career that he got a call from Gavin Larsen to play International cricket. In December 2015, he made his debut in domestic cricket. For his first debut match, he played for ford trophy on 27th December. Initially he played as a pace bowler and later he started playing as a left-arm spin bowling.
After playing for Ford trophy, he played in Plunket Shield Season for 2015-2016. Even in this season, he closed the season as a lead wicket taker. In his domestic cricket career, he was the highest wicket taker in first class cricket. He was named the Men’s Domestic Player of the year in April 2018 at the New Zealand cricket awards. In October 2018, he was selected into New Zealand ODI (One Day International) series squad though he later did not play those series. Since he was of Indian origin, he became fifth Indian origin New Zealand cricket player. Preceding him were Ted Badcock, Tom Puna, Ish sodhi and Jeet Rawal. Jeet Rawal was his friend from school. The month following his debut game month he made a record in his first test match itself by taking five wickets in the second innings and was later named as Man of the Match for the same game.
Ajaz Patel: 10 wickets against India-
Ajaz Patel rose to fame in late 2021. Ajaz Patel was one of the New Zealand’s Test Squad. He was into two match series with India. The first match was a draw with India. In that match he took 2 wickets in the first inning and 1 wicket in the second inning. In the second match, he made a record by taking all the 10 wickets in the first innings itself. Ajaz Patel is a third cricketer bowler to make this record. Jim Laker and Anil Kumble were the first two cricketer bowlers to make similar record.
On achieving this record, Indian team coach Rahul Dravid was seen congratulating him personally. If not only that, Anil Kumble took twitter to congratulate him on his achievement and wishing him best for his upcoming career in International Cricket.
Ajaz Patel: Net worth-
We are all aware that with this profile in international and domestic cricket, any cricketer would earn very well. Ajaz Patel also earns well considering his dedicated service for New Zealand cricket team. But all our research and investigations fail to bring out the net worth of the New Zealand cricket player Ajaz Patel. This shows how humbled and down to earth this Indian Origin New Zealand Cricket player is. Life of this cricket player is very secret, and he prefers keeping his personal life, assets, investments, properties and family all this very low-key.
Ajaz Patel: Pieces of his life-
In one of the interviews, Ajaz Patel was seen saying that it was during his under 15 training that he realized how playing professionally was different than going out and just play. He also said that it was during that training that he was taught to focus on his fielding, catching and skill work. And that is when a competitive nerve stuck in and he learned to be very apt at his skill on and off the ground and during practices. When he couldn’t make it to the under 19’s team it was then that his mentor Dipak Patel suggested him to change is bowling style and rest is a history. Ever since he is unstoppable. A right coach and hard work can help you achieve heights is his mantra.
Few things to the Highlight that Ajaz Patel’s fans would want to know:
- He is a die-hard fan of watches. He is always seen wearing one on his wrist.
- He is also a fitness enthusiast. He is often seen hitting gym when he is not on a tour.
- On 23rd February 2013, he won his first trophy in first class cricket.
- He is very fluent with his Hindi accent.
- He loves Indian cuisine.
- His twitter and Instagram handle are @ajazpatel.