BCCI’s announcement that Parthiv Patel will replace Wriddhiman Saha as India's wicket-keeper for the third Test against England at Mohali, starting November 26, left Twitter in a frenzy with hilarious comments making its way on to the social media platform.
Patel's last Test appearance for India was against Sri Lanka in 2008. In fact, the left-hander hasn't played any international cricket since his T20I outing against England in 2011.
Parthiv, 31, made his Test debut against England as a 17-year-old during the 2002 tour and last played against Sri Lanka at Colombo in August, 2008.
Here's what Twitterati had to say:
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.
"Parthiv Patel? Who Parthiv Patel?— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 23, 2016
Oh! That wicket-keeper.
Now I recall him."
Parthiv Patel recalled.
Anil Kumble running the team. Parthiv Patel keeping wickets. We are back in 2008. Can we get Sachin Tendulkar to bat at no.4 too?!— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) November 23, 2016
Parthiv Patel back in the Test squad after 8 years. Why was Rishabh Pant not given a chance? Modiji must answer.— Arvind Kejriwal (@TroluKejri) November 23, 2016
Firstly Urjit PATEL as a governor and now Parthiv PATEL in test Squad— Sabyasachi Banerjee (@MrAmbiDexter) November 23, 2016
Modiji must answer