Axar Patel has been a reliable all-rounder ever since he first begin to play in the IPL. He has been recently made a regular in Team India as well.
In his very first season where he played for Kings XI Punjab, he had picked up 17 wickets in 17 games at just 6.13 in that season for his team and was one of the main reasons behind Punjab’s runners-up finish that season.
He soon made his debut for India and was also part of India’s World Cup team of 2015. He continued to impress in the IPL as he was retained by Punjab for upcoming seasons. He was the only player Punjab retained before the 2018 mega auctions for a whopping 12.5 crores.
On Monday, the left-hander became just the 4th player in the history of the IPL to score 1000 runs and take 100 wickets. Before him, the only other Indian to do so is another player from Gujarat, Ravindra Jadeja. The other two are West Indies players Sunil Narine and Dwayne Bravo.