Axar Rajeshbhai Patel,(born 23 January 1994) is an Indian International slow left arm spin hero. He is currently in his 28th year.He was signed up by the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians in 2013 but did not get a chance to play after Mumbai released then Kings XI Punjab in 2014 and then by Delhi Capitals in 2019. He made his ODI debut on 15 June 2014 against Bangladesh.

Career Highlights

Axar was selected in India’s 15-man squad for 2015 Cricket World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand.He made his Test debut for India, against England, on 13 February 2021, where he took 7 wickets.

He became the ninth bowler for India to take a five-wicket haul on debut in Test cricket and also became the first cricketer to take 11 wickets in a day-night test.

He is the only bowler to take wickets on his first ball of both innings in a test match. He is the first and only bowler to take two back to back five wickets in a pink ball test match.

India unveiled the latest spin sensation from its production line, finally, Opines Hirav Shah, Sports Astrologer, Strategist and Adviser.

First Class Career

In his second first-class match, against Delhi in November 2013, Patel took 6 for 55 in the first innings. This was his first five-wicket haul.

Axar played just one first-class game in his debut season for Gujarat, but had a more successful showing in 2013. Slotted primarily as a bowling allrounder, the left-arm spinner got his first IPL contract with Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2013, although he was on the bench for the entire season.

He was one of the key contributors to India Under-23s’ title win in the 2013 ACC Emerging Teams Cup, with seven wickets, including a four-for in the semi-final against UAE. He was one of the consistent performers for Gujarat in the 2013/14 Ranji Trophy, finishing the season with 369 runs at an average of 46.12 and 29 wickets at 23.58. In early 2014, he was named the BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the year for the 2012/13 season.

In August 2019, he was named in the India Red team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy. In October 2019, he was named in India C’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.

IPL Stint

He made his debut with Mumbai Indians in 2013. He had an impressive season with Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014 with 17 wickets. He was retained by the Kings XI Punjab for the 2015 IPL season for his impressive performances in the previous edition. Batting lower down the order, he scored 206 runs for the Kings XI Punjab in 2015 in addition to taking 13 wickets. On 1 May 2016, during a match against the Gujarat Lions, he took four wickets in five balls, including the first (and only) hat-trick of the 2016 IPL season, to pave the way for Kings XI Punjab’s 23-run win against table-toppers Gujarat Lions in Rajkot. He was retained by Kings XI Punjab for the 2018 season.

In December 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.

International Performance

After excellent performance in the 2014 IPL, Patel was rewarded with a place in the Indian ODI squad for the tour to Bangladesh and made his ODI debut in the first match of series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium and took 1/59 runs. He was part of India’s 15-man squad for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

He made his Twenty20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe on 17 July 2015. He was named as a stand-by player for India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

In January 2021, Patel was named in India’s Test squad for their series against England.He made his Test debut against England on 13 February 2021 and made his comeback in international cricket after a gap of almost three years.His first international Test wicket was of Joe Root.In the same match, he took a five wicket haul in England’s second innings, becoming the ninth Indian bowler to do so on debut. On 24 February,2021 playing his second test at his home ground Narendra Modi Stadium,he took 6 wickets, becoming the first spinner for India to take 5 wickets in D/N test matches. In the second innings, he took 5/32, claiming his maiden 10 wicket match haul and taking the most wicket in a Day/Night test.

Hirav Shah’s Astro Analysis

3rd House-The third house, the lord of the third house and planets placed in the third house are significant for analysis of sports-related careers. The third house stands for courage, valor and self-initiative.

Mars- Sportsmen should remain endowed with all these qualities. The placement and condition of Mars is crucial because this planet denotes valor and courage. A career in sports is awarded by strong and well-placed Mars. Strong third lord and malefic planets placed in the third house are good for success in sports.

The basic parameters of success remain the same for sportsmen. Exalted planets, “rajya yogas” and other benefic “yogas” in the horoscope help a genuine sportsperson to achieve success and stardom explains Celebrity Astrologer Hirav Shah.


What Axar has achieved since slotting into India’s attack is to make viewers almost forget that Jadeja is out injured.

The hardest ball to face on a turning pitch is the one that doesn’t turn, Quotes Hirav Shah.

Lastly, Celebrity Astrologer Hirav Shah Concludes by saying, “With his talent, smart work, consistency and timing, he is all set to get more laurels for the country in the coming future and he certainly has a very long way to go “