On Monday, Delhi Capitals secured a narrow seven-run triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling encounter, with Axar Patel playing a key role in the victory. Choosing to bat first, DC managed to post a modest total of 144/9 in 20 overs.
In response, SRH was limited to 137/6, thanks to Axar and Anrich Nortje’s two-wicket hauls. Axar not only excelled with the ball but also contributed 34 runs with the bat to help his team achieve a defendable total. He is a valuable player in the Indian team across all formats, not just the IPL.
After the game, in a video posted on the IPL Twitter handle, DC’s vice-captain, Axar, credited his wife Meha for his success. The couple got married in January this year. In conversation with pacer Mukesh Kumar, Axar revealed that he believed in carrying forward his confidence, especially in his batting ability, which he had gained over the last year.
He also attributed some of his success to luck and humorously added that his wife played the role of a dietician as well.