Hope India win World Cup and Axar Patel is 'Man of series': Father

Nadiad, Jan 7: Santram housing society located in sleepy Nadiad town in Kheda district of Gujarat became venue of joyful celebrations with fans and friends of left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was named in 2015 World Cup squad on Tuesday (January 6), bursting crackers and exchanging sweets.

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Besides Axar's relatives, many locals gathered outside his home in the society located in Kumbhnath Road area. Elated with joy, Axar's father Rajeshbhai Patel, a retired mill-worker, said, "I am confident that Axar will play his best game for the country's pride. I wish that Indian team will win the world cup and I hope my son Axar will become 'Man of the series'."

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Axar's mother Pritiben said, "Axar was very happy when I told him that he will be the part of Team India in World Cup and I know he will perform his best." Axar's coach Vishwajeetsinh Solanki said it was a great news.

"I will tell him that he will have to work hard, harder so that he can contribute well in World Cup," Solanki said. A group of Axar's supporters gifted an eight-feet-long bat to his family today.


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