Post sponsored by

Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard


Black CapsAjaz Patel‘s Success

Hon GRANT ROBERTSON (Deputy Prime Minister): I seek leave to move a motion without notice and without debate to celebrate the achievement of Black Cap Ajaz Patel.


SPEAKER: Is there any objection to that course of action being taken? There appears to be none.

Hon GRANT ROBERTSON: I move, That this House congratulate Black Cap spinner Ajaz Patel on claiming all ten wickets in the first innings of the recent test against India, becoming only the third bowler in the history of men’s test cricket to achieve the feat; that this House further acknowledge that this remarkable achievement was made all the more special in that it happened in Mumbai, the city of his birth, on a ground that he had dreamt of playing on; and that the House acknowledge him, his family, and all those who have supported him to get this far and note our enormous pride in his achievement and his newly acquired place in cricket history.

Motion agreed to.