The Men in Blue defeated Australia by six wickets in the second T20I to level the series 1-1 with one more game to go in Hyderabad.
Despite Axar’s good performance, Australia scored 90 with Matthew Wade going after the pacers in an eight-over match in Nagpur.
However, captain Rohit Sharma went made an unbeaten 46 to victory in a must-win situation.
Former India player Mohammad Kaif was impressed with how Axar bowled in the game.
“Ek aur bumrah mil gaya team ko naam hai Axar patel.. koi bhi over do wicket lega apna bapu. Always a selfless team man,” he wrote.