Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel revealed that on his return against England in 2016, he was ordered to open the day before the match. Parthiv had scored 42 and an unbeaten 67 in that match played in Mohali. After this, he scored 15 in the innings of Mumbai Test and 71 in the first innings of Chennai Test. Parthiv was dropped from the team despite scoring two half-centuries in 4 innings of three Tests. He then got a chance to play two Tests directly on the South Africa tour in 2018 and was later dropped from the team.
Parthiv is still unhappy that he was not given enough opportunities. “We were playing in the Ranji Trophy against Mumbai in Hooghly,” he told his partner Akash Chopra. At that time RP Singh was playing for Gujarat. We reached there two days ago. While eating dinner I told RP that I felt that I could be a comeback. Debang Gandhi (selector) was there the next day when he went to practice and he said that Riddhimana Saha is injured and we are picking you up. “
Parthiv said, “Then I thought I could comeback. There was confidence in me. I also have that ability. I am experienced and ready. Has scored a lot in domestic tournaments. I have also been captaining for many years. Trusting myself proved to be effective for me. I played every home match like a Test match. Was able to withstand the pressure when he came to play Test matches. I was asked to open. I was not opening in 4-day cricket. “
Parthiv further said, “The then coach Anil Kumble came to me and said directly that you have to open. This is not new and you have done it. I was doing comeback after 8 years and he easily went and said you have to open. However, it did suit my game. I was playing after so many years, so I had to capitalize on the opportunity. I was ready for that. “Parthiv scored 934 runs in 25 Tests. During this, he took 62 catches and made 10 stumps. He also has 6 half-centuries to his name in the Test. Parthiv has scored 736 in 38 ODIs and 36 in 2 T20s.