Published: May 7, 2020 4:06:14 pm
Parthiv Patel made his India debut in 2002 however the wicketkeeper-batsman didn’t cement his place in the nationwide set-up after the arrival of MS Dhoni. Dhoni had made a mark by producing fairly a number of standout performances in the home circuit and he replicated the identical after being launched on the worldwide stage.
After a few failures, Dhoni kickstarted his profession with a damaging 148 towards arch-rivals Pakistan. Since then there was no trying again for the Jharkhand based mostly cricketer as he went on to provide a number of match-winning performances for the Indian workforce.
Following India’s first-round exit from the 2007 cricket World Cup held in West Indies, Dhoni led an inexperienced batch to win the maiden T20 World Cup held later in the identical yr in South Africa. Four years later he led India to their second ODI World Cup crown after a protracted hole of 28 years. Under his management the Indian workforce received a number of different accolades, making him probably the most profitable captains the sport has ever seen.
It can be true that in Dhoni’s stint, numerous wicketkeepers missed their likelihood of representing the nationwide facet regardless of performing in the home cricket, together with the likes of Dinesh Karthik and Parthiv Patel amongst others.
In a current interview, Patel was requested if he thought of himself ‘unlucky’ to be born in the Dhoni period. However, the southpaw admitted that Dhoni had stepped up when he was introduced with alternatives, one thing that he couldn’t.
“I don’t see myself as unlucky to be playing in the Dhoni era. I started my career before him, and I had the opportunity to perform before him,” Parthiv mentioned whereas talking on 100 Hours 100 Stars – a video marketing campaign by Fever Network.
“Dhoni came into the team because I did not have a couple of good series and I was dropped. I know people can say it just to gain sympathies that I was born in the wrong era. But I don’t believe that,” he added.
Parthiv additional mentioned that Dhoni made the a lot of the alternatives that came his approach, and therefore he went on to attain so many huge issues for Indian cricket. “Whatever Dhoni has achieved was something very very special and he achieved because he made sure of the opportunities he received. I don’t feel unlucky at all,” Parthiv mentioned.
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