Axar Patel enjoyed a stellar outing during the pink-ball Test against England, taking 11 wickets throughout the game as India secured a victory inside two days. The home side defeated England by 10 wickets in Ahmedabad, taking a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.
Patel was named the man of the match, and he was interviewed by another local star Hardik Pandya, as they conversed on the spinner's match-winning performance in the game.
Towards the end of the interview, however, Indian captain Virat Kohli made a hilarious cameo appearance. He came from behind and took the mic from Pandya, saying "Ae Bapu taari bowling kamaal chhe! (Bapu, your bowling is wonderful!) to Axar Patel.
Pandya funnily remarks that Kohli is learning Gujarati as the trio shared a good laugh in the end.
During the interview with Pandya, Axar credited the support from his family and friends (including Hardik) for his comeback to the Indian team.
"When I was out of Team India for three years, I used to think on how can I work on my game to improve my bowling and batting. Many friends continued to ask why I wasn't in the team when I was performing consistently in the IPL and for India A, so that was also in my mind," Axar told Pandya.
"But I knew that I need to wait for the right time. My friends and family have helped me a lot in the past 2-3 years, and you're also one of them. I learnt a lot on how to tackle the tough phase, so I credit them for supporting them during my tough time."