Why Axar Patel is called 'Jayasuriya'? Truth revealed before Pink Ball test match

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By: Tanumoy Banerjee

Last Update: 2021-02-23 12:06:27 IST

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In the third Test match against England at Motera Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad, the Indian team will once again want to include Axar Patel in the playing eleven as he took five wickets in the debut Test match.

International cricket is coming back after a long time in the Gujarat city of Ahmedabad. The Indian team will play its third match of the four-match Test series against England at the Motera Cricket Stadium. Two local boys are also going to play in this match. One of them is Jaspreet Bumrah, while the other is Axar Patel, who made his debut in Test cricket this month, but do you know that Axar Patel is called Jayasuriya.

Actually, born in the small town of Nadiad, about 60 km from Ahmedabad, Axar Patel still lives here in a small bungalow with his family, which are now going to land a pink ball test match at their home ground. Axar Patel will get a chance in the playing eleven in the third Test match starting on Wednesday 24 February, as he has proved himself in the debut match that he can bowl well as well as bat.

Axar Patel was finally called Jayasuriya by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant in the second Test match played in Chennai. Everyone was surprised that why is Pant taking the name of Sanat Jayasuriya, the great cricketer of Sri Lankan team? At that time very few people got the attention of Rishabh Pant, because Pant often says something, but the truth is something. Akshar Patel got the name Jayasuriya from his childhood as a nickname.

The principal of the school had first changed the English spelling of Axar Patel's name from Akshar to Axar and later he got the name of Jayasuriya of Nadiad in Gully Cricket. Since then, he is called Jayasuriya. The reason behind this is that along with his batting and bowling, Fielding is also of the same kind. However, Axar Patel bats in the middle order, while Jayasuriya was a top-order strongman.

Axar Patel's cousin told an English newspaper, "He used to bowl very fast. Like the whole of Jayasuriya. Everyone wanted Akshar to play with his team, but later he was part of the district and then the Gujarat's age-group team He left tennis ball cricket. " Although Axar Patel himself did not like to bowl, his mood changed during the Under 19 Camp at the National Cricket Academy, or NCA.

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