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Axar Patel finally speaks up about his name’s two spellings and their uniqueness

Gaurav Kapoor's show Breakfast with Champions enjoys immense popularity. In the recent episode, Axar Patels share some candid tales from his career so far.

The recently launched Season 3 of ‘Breakfast with Champions’ released its 3rd Episode today. Axar Patel was the guest. Axar shared some interesting events from his personal life that have shaped him as a cricketer. In addition, he shared some fun moments that he has shared with teammates and the coaching staff. If you follow Indian cricket, it must’ve struck you at least once that why Axar has such a unique spelling. Axar Patel finally cleared some air around his name’s unique spelling. And how a mistake by his Principal has changed his name.

Axar is currently playing for Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022. His performance with the bat has been phenomenal. In their first encounter of the season, Axar’s 38* off 17 played a crucial part in their win over MI. Moreover, in their match against KKR, Axar’s 22 helped the team reach 215, and win the match by a huge margin. However, Axar still remains wicket-less after 4 matches.

Axar Patel name’s a spelling change

Being a cricket fan a lot many things about Cricketer’s personal lives intrigue us. One of the most popular questions- Why does Axar’s name has such a unique spelling has now been answered. Axar recently made an appearance on Oaktree Sports’ Breakfast with Champions. Gaurav Kapoor had asked “What’s the confusion behind your name? Akshar or Axar? AX or AKSH…?” In response Axar said-

“So the correct spelling is Akshar but I was in Bangalore for the U-19 camp before the World Cup. The team was going to Australia and everyone told me to get a passport made because I didn’t have one. I needed a leaving certificate and my license, I was only 17 then so I didn’t have any of that. When I went to school to get the leaving certificate the principal made it Axar. I have no idea what he did. The NCA people said, “You usually write Akshar then why is it Axar in your passport?” I called my dad and he said “Now nothing can be changed”.I’m thinking, it’s fine, let’s just stick with it.

Then, I was picked by Mumbai Indians and played for India too. Everything is going well, let’s not change Axar and disturb things.”

When something like this happens with a person who’s representing the country at a global level, it gets interesting. Patel was asked- “At some point, you must have thought of changing your name again. Or change the spelling of your name?”

“Obviously, if you play cricket, the ultimate goal is to play Tests for India. I was in and out of the team for many years. I was going to play the 1st game of that series but I got injured 2 days before the game. The cap was there, I just had to take it. ‘The morsel was in the hand, but I wasn’t able to taste it’. But the comeback has its own fun, and you get this inner satisfaction that all the hard work you’ve put in over the years has paid off. No no- let things be the way they are.”

Watch the full interview:

Sanskruti Yadav
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Sanskruti, is a journalist in making, an avid reader, and a cricket enthusiast. Her passion for cricket and writing is what brings her here.

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