If there was a shot in the Mohali Test that said “you may as well shake hands now” it was Parthiv Patel‘s upper cut off Ben Stokes for four with India needing 48 runs to win. Parthiv was playing for India for the first time in eight years and he gave a fine account of himself, cracking 67 off 54 balls, including a lofted cover drive for four which became the winning runs
Parthiv had also made 42 in the first innings. Parthiv was picked for this match after Wriddhiman Saha got injured and he paid back the selector’s faith in some manner. Watching Parthiv’s comeback has motivated yesteryear keeper Nayan Mongia start practicing again so that even he can come back soon.
Nayan retired 14 years back from cricket but has vowed to make a strong comeback as a wicket keeper batsman for India. He has targeted the on going Ranji games as a last chance to be in reckoning for a India cap.
More than eight years after his previous Test match, and four years after his last international, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has earned a recall to India’s Test team.
At 17 years and 153 days, he became Test cricket’s youngest wicketkeeper in 2002; now he will be the second-oldest member in the XI if no other change is made to the side that took field in Visakhapatnam.
But the family members of Parthiv Patel are not happy, according to their plan Parthiv had to stand in the ATM queue on 26th November which is the scheduled date for the Ind Eng test match. Parthiv’s family is in serious trouble as they are in serious need of cash and his selection has brought more troubles than cure.
Parthiv has promised that he will not perform well and will get dropped for the fourth test so that he can come back to Ahmedabad and stand in the ATM queue. Some people are even spreading the news that Saha has faked injury to stand in a queue and get some cash for his family in Bengal.