Ajaz Patel Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Spouse, Biography

Ajaz Patel Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Spouse, Biography
Ajaz Patel Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth October 21, 1988
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Nilofer Patel

Ajaz Patel is a New Zealander professional cricketer who has represented his country in the longest and shortest formats of the sport (Tests and T20Is), as a frontline spin bowler. In New Zealand’s domestic circuit, he has played for Central Districts (2012-13–Present) across all 3 formats. A rare occurrence in modern cricket, Ajaz has also played domestic cricket outside of his home country representing Yorkshire County Cricket Club (2019) in England.

Born Name

Ajaz Yunus Patel

Nick Name

Jazzy

Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2019
Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2019 (Ajaz Patel / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Residence

Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Nationality

New Zealander

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019
Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2019 (Ajaz Patel / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Yunus Patel (Owner of a Refrigeration Business)
  • Mother – Shahnaz Patel (Former Techer)
  • Siblings – Sana Patel (Younger Sister), Tanzil Patel (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Akeel Patel (Maternal Uncle)

Batting

Left-Handed

Bowling

Slow Left-Arm Orthodox

Role

Bowler

Jersey Number

24 – Test Match, T20 International (T20I)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2019
Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2019 (Ajaz Patel / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ajaz has dated –

  1. Nilofer Patel (2015-Present) – Ajaz got married to Nilofer in January 2015 and they have a daughter together.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of Indian descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Affable smile
  • Sports a thick beard

Religion

Islam

Brand Endorsements

Ajaz has been sponsored by –

  • Gray-Nicolls AUS/NZ
  • Asics NZ
  • Cyclona Sportswear

Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019
Ajaz Patel as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019 (Ajaz Patel / Instagram)

Ajaz Patel Facts

  1. Born in Mumbai, Ajaz had emigrated to New Zealand, with his family, when he was 8 years old. In his developmental years, he was a left-arm seam bowler. It was only in his early 20s that he had realized that he would be better off switching to spin bowling as his height would be a limiting factor in becoming a decent pace bowler.
  2. He had first come into the spotlight in the 2015–16 season of the Plunket Shield (New Zealand’s premier domestic first-class cricket competition) when he had topped the tournament’s wicket-taking charts with 43 dismissals.
  3. In December 2021, in the 2nd match of New Zealand’s bilateral away test series against India, in his birth city of Mumbai, he had become just the 3rd bowler in history to take all 10 wickets in a test match innings. The 2 bowlers to have achieved this rare feat before he were Jim Laker of England (in 1956) and Anil Kumble of India (1999).

Featured Image by Ajaz Patel / Instagram

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