Those who knew Axar Patel had just one question for him in the past three years – “Why aren’t you in the Indian team?” But Axar was unfazed as he knew his time would come. “I think it’s all about confidence,” the 27-year-old told Hardik Pandya in an interview posted on

The left-arm spinner finally found his big moment in international cricket during the third Test against England, seven years after he made his India debut in an One-Day International against Bangladesh. Since that debut, he has been in and out of the team, with the spin all-rounder’s spot firmly with Ravindra Jadeja.

‘Wait for the right time’

In this series, too, he made it because Jadeja was out injured. Axar hadn’t been in the national team since 2018 and made his Test debut in the second game against England last week in Chennai. “I have been out of the team for three years and at that…

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