There have been many highs and lows in the second Test between Australia and India. Compared to the encounter in Nagpur, Australia’s performance has significantly improved. Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb both delivered strong performances, which allowed the visitors to put the Indian team under pressure right away.
The Australians also delivered when it came to the ball. Nathan Lyon, a seasoned spinner, finished his fifer while making things worse for the Indian team. One Indian hitter, Axar Patel, managed to rally against the Australians and offer the beleaguered Indian team some hope.
On Day 2, Axar’s performance of 74 off 115 balls proved crucial for India. The 29-year-old has recently been in fantastic shape. He also impressed me.Axar contributed 84 runs with the bat in the first Test match between India and Australia, which India won by an innings and 132 runs. Axar stepped up to discuss his latest at-bat performance, attributing it to the great Australian hitter Ricky Ponting.
I frequently discussed my batting technique with Ricky (Ponting) at Delhi Capitals. I was interacting with the batters even with the Indian team. In my 30s and 40s, I felt like I was not living up to my potential. I was unable to complete the game “According to NDTV’s quotation of Axar.
“Thus, the mindset played a big role. As an all-rounder, you can occasionally unwind ifAfter taking wickets, you might relax. I therefore believed that I could enhance that and turn my 30s and 40s into match-winning scores. That has significantly changed the way I think, he continued.
Axar Patel will want to dominate the Australian team with his bowling after his outstanding performance with the bat. After Usman Khawaja failed to make a significant contribution in the second innings, the visitors lost an early wicket towards the conclusion of Day 2.