Axar Patel, the spin all-rounder who impressed in the team’s victory over Australia in the second T20I played here on Friday, has India captain Rohit Sharma immensely pleased with his bowling performance, but Sharma is eager to watch how he bats in crucial situations.
In the crucial match for the hosts, the left-arm spinner took two wickets—Glenn Maxwell and Tim David—while allowing only 13 runs to be scored in his two overs.
“Axar’s versatility allows me to utilise the other bowlers in various situations, such as deploying the pacers in the middle innings if he bowls during the powerplay. I’d like to watch him bat as well “Rohit added.
The captain himself scored an unbroken 46-run innings to win the game. His massive 90-meter shot off pacer Josh Hazlewood was the first of his six.