IND vs AUS: Axar Patel's quick runs gave India the advantage in this encounter against Australia, according to Harbhajan Singh.
Axar wasn't considering what Kohli was doing at the opposite end, according to Harbhajan.
Former cricketer Harbhajan Singh praised Axar Patel and claimed that the all-rounder's performance on Sunday gave India the lead in the match. Axar has been performing well with the bat in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and joined the team to back Virat Kohli at a time when India was playing without Shreyas Iyer and without KS Bharat.
The all-rounder helped India take the lead in the game with a brilliant partnership and an attacking performance of 79. Axar has been exceptional with the bat as he hasn't had many chances to flourish with the ball, according to Harbhajan in an interview with India Today. The former cricketer added that it was encouraging to see Axar develop into a hitting all-rounder and that his performance gave India the advantage in the match.
He's been fantastic with the stick, I suppose. In this specific series, he didn't have many opportunities to use the ball because Jadeja was causing so much havoc. In the match, Ashwin bowled effectively. As a result, I believe that Axar should have come in at No. 8 or No. 9 and scored those crucial runs, including 70 in Delhi and another in Nagpur. "In my opinion, India won those two games thanks to those two performances.
Here also, he put India ahead in this game by scoring those runs in quick fashion and, of course, good to see him evolving himself as an all-rounder more with the bat now, since he has got the opportunity and he is making the most of it and it's good to see that he's not shying away," said Harbhajan. Axar was only concerned with playing his strokes if they were in his arc, according to Harbhajan, who also claimed that Axar wasn't considering what Kohli was doing at the opposing end. "When a player like Virat Kohli bats on the opposing side and is not paying attention to what he is doing.
He is confident that he will strike the ball when it enters his zone. That's his natural game, and I'm so happy that India is creating such talented people and allowing them the freedom to pursue their own interests. Axar is an asset that needs to be nurtured because he can bowl, bat, and win games for you at the bottom of the order, according to Harbhajan.