Axar Patel Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 29 Years
Height: 6'
Wife: Meha Patel

Axar Patel

Full NameAkshar Rajeshbhai Patel
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 15 June 2014 against Bangladesh at Dhaka
Test- 13 February 2021 against England at MA Chidambaram Statdium
T20 - 17 July 2015 against Zimbabwe at Harare
Jersey Number#20 (India)
#20 (IPL)
Domestic/State TeamGujarat, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians
Nature on fieldAggressive
Records/Achievements (main ones)• He was named the BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the year for the 2012-13 domestic season.
• Took a hat-trick for Kings XI Punjab against Gujarat Lions in IPL 9 (2016) by dismissing Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Bravo, and Ravindra Jadeja.
• On 16 February 2021, during the 2nd Test against England, he became the ninth Indian bowler to take five wickets in his debut Test match. He also became the 2nd left-arm spinner after Dilip Doshi to do this. [1]ESPN
Career Turning PointHis impressive performance for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014, after which he earned a place in the Indian ODI squad.
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 January 1994
Age (as of 2023)29 Years
BirthplaceAnand, Gujarat, India
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownNadiad, Gujarat, India
CollegeDharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat
Educational QualificationEngineering Dropout
FamilyFather- Rajesh Patel
Mother- Pritiben Patel
Brother- Sanship Patel (Elder)
Sister- Shivangi Patel (Elder)
Axar Patel with his family
Coach/MentorDinesh Nanavati, V Venkatram, Mukund Parmar
CricketerBatsman: Yuvraj Singh
Bowler: Harbhajan Singh
ActorRanveer Singh
ActressDeepika Padukone
SingerYo Yo Honey Singh
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Engagement Date20 January 2022
Akshar Patel's engagement photo
Marriage Date 26 January 2023
Axar Patel with Meha Patel
Affairs/GirlfriendsMeha Patel
Wife/SpouseMeha Patel (Dietician & Nutritionist)
Money Factor
Salary (as of 2017)RETAINER FEE: 50 lakh (INR)
TEST FEE: 15 lakh (INR)
ODI FEE: 6 lakh (INR)
T20 FEE: 3 lakh (INR)

Axar Patel

Some Lesser Known Facts About Axar Patel

  • Axar never wanted to be a cricketer, instead, he wanted to be a mechanical engineer.
  • When he was 15 years old, his friend Dhiren Kansara first noticed his cricketing talent and suggested him to play an inter-school tournament.
  • His first name’s spelling was “Akshar”, but because of is school principal’s mistake he spelt it as “Axar” in the school leaving certificate, and since then he has been using this name.
  • As he wasn’t strong enough at the beginning of his cricketing career, he father was a bit worried about how he’s going to cope-up with the physical demand of the game. So, his father enrolled him in a gym.
  • He started playing cricket as a batsman, but later, became a bowler to increase his chance to play for India.
  • In 2010, he met with an accident just after he was selected for the Gujarat U-19 team. He injured his leg at home during the Diwali break, after which he was ruled out for the entire season. During this period, he thought to quit cricket, but his grandmother’s will to see him playing on TV inspired him to make a comeback.
  • In his debut Ranji Trophy season of 2012, he played only one match, but he had an exceptional 2013-14 Ranji Trophy season as he was amongst the most consistent players for Gujarat as he made 369 runs at an average of 46.12 and took 29 wickets at an economy rate of 23.58 in 7 matches.
  • He was awarded “BCCI Under-19 cricketer of the Year” in 2014.
  • He didn’t get the chance to play even a single game in his debut IPL season (IPL-6, 2013), but did not get a game, but his success in the 2013 Ranji Trophy season earned him a spot in the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) squad. He had an exceptional season with his debut season with Kings XI Punjab (IPL-7, 2014) as he took 16 wickets at an economy rate of 6.22.
  • He was awarded “Emerging Player of the Tournament” in IPL7.
  • Axar Patel was replaced by Ravichandran Ashwin in the Indian squad that was announced for the 2023 ICC Men’s World Cup. Patel got injured during the 2023 Asia Cup due to which Ashwin stepped in for him. [2]India Today