India woke up to news today morning that Parthiv Patel has been drafted into the squad as a replacement for Wriddhiman Saha. He will be making his Test comeback after 8 years after India has fielded 4 wicket-keepers since he last played for India in Tests.
Parthiv Patel will be back to the Indian Test team after 8 years, since he last played a Test way back in 2008 against Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval in Colombo. Not even a single player from both the teams had made their Test debut when he played his first Test in 2002. He has scored 683 runs at an average of 29.69 in 20 Tests.
The Bhishma of Indian cricket :P
No current player from either side (India & England) had played a Test when Parthiv Patel made his Test debut in 2002... https://t.co/k2K23FWW4U— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) November 23, 2016
When @parthiv9 made his Test Debut, Kohli was playing Under-14. MSD made his debut after 3 years.— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) November 23, 2016
He's back, MSD retired & Kohli is captain
Life has come a big circle!
Parthiv Patel made his Debut 3 years before Dhoni. Watched his whole career unfold. And is around to step in for his replacement. He's 31— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) November 23, 2016
Never know when a door opens for you if you keep trying. Opportunity once again for @parthiv9 and reward for consistency in domestic cricket— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 23, 2016
ATM is out of service.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) November 23, 2016
Don't worry, we have Micro ATM.
Saha is out of service.
Don't worry, we have Parthiv Patel.
Small is the new change here!
Manish Pandey (@manish_pie) November 23, 2016
Parthiv Patel recalled in Indian team because small notes are in trend.— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) November 23, 2016
'Jumbo' to his rescue!
Parthiv Patel wasn't considered for the first two tests because he was having exams in school. #INDvENG— Hitman Cricket (@HitmanCricket) November 23, 2016
Not something to be proud of!
Parthiv Patel 20 Tests— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 23, 2016
7 in 2002
5 in 2003
7 in 2004
1 in 2008#IndvEng
Another record for Kohli!