Axar Patel: India’s Third Musketeer

Cricket, often considered a religion in India, has witnessed exceptional players making an incredible mark on the sport's records. Among them, all-rounders hold a unique place for their potential to contribute with both bat and ball. Recently, a new big name has emerged among the likes of the all-rounders, the very talented Axar Patel

Axar Patel's match performances and his sudden ascent on-field draw comparisons with cricketing greats, positioning him as India's third musketeer of all-rounders alongside the respected Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin. 

In the November 2019 issue of The Teenager Today, an intriguing statistical revelation sent waves of surprise among cricket enthusiasts - Ravindra Jadeja was hailed as India’s greatest all-rounder of all time. His exceptional all-rounder’s average of 1.37, calculated by dividing his batting average by his bowling average, had placed him at the pinnacle of Indian cricket, and sixth in the world. 

Little did readers know that since then, Jadeja had only improved, raising his average to an impressive 1.51, and even displacing Shaun Pollock from South Africa to secure the fifth spot in the all-time rankings.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the spectrum, Ravichandran Ashwin's all-rounder's average had slightly dipped from 1.16 to 1.13 over the same period. Nevertheless, amidst this dynamic landscape, a new star was rapidly rising in the Test arena - Axar Patel. 

His emergence as a prominent all-rounder had caught many off-guard, given his brief Test career of just 12 matches. Yet, astonishingly, Axar Patel possessed an all-rounder average of 2.07, surpassing even the legends of the game - Gary Sobers (1.70), Jacques Kallis (1.65), Imran Khan (1.65), and Keith Miller (1.61).

What truly set Axar Patel's match achievements apart was the rapid ascent of his all-rounder's average in just three Test matches against Australia, leading up to the moment this article was written. 

In his initial eight matches, Axar Patel's match average had already stood at a commendable 1.58, but his phenomenal rise had taken everyone by surprise in the recent encounters with the Australian team. 

In particular, the third Test match of the series showcased Axar's remarkable batting technique, a combination of a solid defence and calculated aggression, which proved to be the key to tackling the formidable Australian spinners. With an unyielding spirit, Axar Patel defied the Australian attack, standing unconquered and leaving an indelible mark on the cricketing world.

As the cricketing fraternity continues to marvel at Axar Patel's match performances and his incredible talent, it's evident that India has found its third musketeer to accompany the ranks of Jadeja and Ashwin in the realm of all-rounders. 

With his meteoric evolution and impressive prowess, Axar Patel promises to be a vital asset for Indian cricket in the years to come, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what further marvels he will bring to the sport.

What is an all-rounder's average of Axar Patel?
Axar Patel's all-rounder's average is 2.07, which is considered the highest among well-known all-rounders like Jacques Kallis, Imran Khan, and Keith Miller.
How many Test matches has Axar Patel played for India till now? 
As of now, Axar Patel has played 12 Test matches for India.
How was Axar Patel's match performance in the last three Tests against Australia?
Axar Patel performed phenomenally in the last three Test matches against Australia, highlighting his excellent batting technique and scoring well.
What was Axar Patel's all-rounder's average after eight Test matches?
After eight Test matches, Axar Patel's all-rounder's average stood at 1.58.
How does Axar Patel's all-rounder average compare to other Indian cricketers like Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin?
Axar Patel's all-rounder's average (2.07) was better than Ravindra Jadeja's (1.51) and Ravichandran Ashwin's (1.13).