It has been 16 years since Parthiv Patel made his cricket debut. Captain Virat was 14 and Hardik Pandya was 9 years old at that time.
On a side note, he dropped 3 catches today.
More like, just gave them away.
The match is at stake, the series is at stake, the pride and honour are at stake.
But the keeper couldn’t help zoning out bang in the middle of an ongoing over.
Look at him just letting the ball go, and then having the balls (even my bad puns are better than his keeping skills) to put the blame on poor Pujara.
When I die I want Parthiv Patel to lower me into my grave so he can let me down one last time-Kohli#SAvIND pic.twitter.com/zIs26oKQWD— ambar_hitman🏆 (@ambar_hitman) January 15, 2018
While we hope he gets back on track, Twitter wasn’t so forgiving.
An injured Saha or a retired Dhoni can do better than a fit & fine Parthiv Patel. #SAvInd— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 15, 2018
So that’s the first catch missed by Parthiv Patel. Hope he doesn’t go beyond his quota now #IndvsSA— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) January 13, 2018
Parthiv Patel has left the ball better than any other Indian player on this tour. #SAvInd— Raunak Kapoor (@RaunakRK) January 15, 2018
Parthiv Patel is like that guy from school who used to fart in the class but always put blame on other innocent guys.— Sunil- The Cricketer (@1sInto2s) January 15, 2018
#IndvsSAUnfortunately, that nick went between Pujara, our 1-drop batsman, and Parthiv Patel, our 1-drop keeper.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 15, 2018
Parthiv Patel has taken a catch.It is a miracle.He moves one step away from initiation into the Akmal family.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) January 16, 2018
First Parthiv Patel, and Dinesh Karthik now. If I were Sameer Dighe , I would get my WK gloves ready, just in case.— K Balakumar (@kbalakumar) January 16, 2018