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 names spelling was Akshar, but because of is school principals mistake he spelt it as Axar in the school leaving certificate, and since then he has been using this name.As he wasnt strong enough at the beginning of his cricketing career, he father was a bit worried about how hes 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 grandmothers 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 didnt 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.