Akshar Rajeshbhai Patel
|Height (approx.):||183 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||70 kg|
|Date of Birth:||20 January 1994|
|Age (as on 2018):||23 years|
|Birth Place:||Anand, Gujarat, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Aquarius|
|College:||Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat|
|Educational Qualifications:||Engineering Dropout|
|Sister:||Shivangi Patel (Elder)|
|Brother:||Sanship Patel (Elder)|
|Coach/Mentor:||Dinesh Nanavati, V Venkatram, Mukund Parmar|
|ODI:||15 June 2014 against Bangladesh at Dhaka|
|T20:||17 July 2015 against Zimbabwe at Harare|
|Jersey Number:||#20 (India), #20 (IPL)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Gujarat, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Favourite Shot:||cover drive|
- He registered a record of scoring 1269 runs in the 2008-09 season.
- BCCI named him the Under-19 cricketer of the year for the 2012-13 domestic season.
- Axar Patel took a hat-trick for his team Kings XI Punjab against Gujarat Lions in the ninth edition of IPL (2016) by taking wickets of Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja.
|Career Turning Point:||His impressive performance for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014, after which he earned a place in the Indian ODI squad.|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Yuvraj Singh|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Harbhajan Singh|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Actors:||Ranvir Singh, Deepika Padukone|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Test Fee:||15 lakh (INR)|
|ODI Fee:||6 lakh (INR)|
|T20 Fee:||3 lakh (INR)|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- His friend Dhiren Kansara first noticed his cricketing talent when he was 15 years old and he advised him to play an inter-school tournament.
- Earlier his first name’s spelling was “Akshar”, but his school principal misspelt it as “Axar” in the school leaving certificate, and thus he started using Axar in his name.
- His father was worried about Axar’s fitness during the beginning of his cricketing career. His father enrolled him in a gym so that he could cope up with the physical demands of the game.
- He started playing cricket as a batsman initially, but later, he developed his bowling skills for increasing his chance to play for India.