‘I used to be dropped due to my efficiency’


Parthiv Patel made his Check debut three years earlier than MS Dhoni.

MS Dhoni and Parthiv Patel
MS Dhoni and Parthiv Patel. (Photograph Supply: Getty Photographs)

Parthiv Patel has admitted that he doesn’t really feel he was unfortunate to have had a cricket profession working parallel to MS Dhoni. There are lots of people who’ve felt that Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik didn’t get their due possibilities as a result of MS Dhoni cemented his spot within the Indian staff and by no means allowed another wicketkeeper-batsman to come back in. 

Nonetheless, Parthiv identified that he had performed for India a lot earlier than MS Dhoni did. The Gujarat participant made his Check debut in 2002 on the England tour. As a matter of reality, he was additionally a part of the Indian squad for the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa however didn’t get to play a single match for the Indian staff. 

Patel was India’s Check wicketkeeper till 2004, earlier than getting dropped from the staff. This allowed Dinesh Karthik to come back into the staff. Apparently sufficient, each Patel and Karthik made their identify first on the U-19 degree. Parthiv was the skipper of the Indian staff for the U-19 World Cup 2002 whereas Karthik was the wicketkeeper for the U-19 World Cup 2004. 

Can’t say that I didn’t get sufficient alternatives: Parthiv Patel

“Truthfully talking, I don’t take a look at it that manner (whether or not he was unfortunate). I had the primary crack on the Indian staff, earlier than Dhoni. I used to be dropped as a result of my performances weren’t up to speed in worldwide cricket,” Patel stated on The Curtly & Karishma Present. Patel performed 19 Assessments throughout his stick with the Indian staff. His wicket-keeping got here to query typically whereas his batting wasn’t up to speed of worldwide cricket. 

Patel expressed that he received sufficient possibilities to show himself however failed to take action. Dhoni made his debut in Assessments in 2005. “Then MS Dhoni got here in. I can’t say that I used to be unfortunate as a result of I didn’t get to play extra. I had already performed 19 Check matches earlier than getting dropped. Additionally, I can not say that I didn’t get sufficient alternatives. 19 Check matches is lots,” Patel stated. 

Patel later made his comeback to the Indian ODI staff, briefly in 2010 when he was introduced in as a specialist batter. He marked his Check return in 2016 and was the backup wicketkeeper for a while. Patel was the truth is a part of the squad which gained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19, however Rishabh Pant was most well-liked forward of him. He ended his profession with 25 Assessments, 38 ODIs, and a couple of T20Is. 

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