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