Twitter roasts Parthiv Patel after missing out on a catch to dismiss Dean Elgar
He also blamed Pujara for not going after the catch.
Published - Jan 15, 2018 10:48 pm | Updated - Jan 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel was included in the second Test after Wriddhiman Saha sustained a niggle according to the captain Virat Kohli. many questions have been raised over the selection of Team India in this series after dropping Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Even the catches have been dropped by the visitors which has led South Africa being ahead in the ongoing Test. However, Twitterati has trolled Parthiv Patel for blaming Cheteshwar Pujara after not going for a catch to dismiss Dean Elgar.
The second Test of the three-match series was tantalisingly poised after a marathon knock of 153 from Virat Kohli which led the fightback of the visitors in the game. India conceded the lead of only 28 runs which could’ve been a lot more if not for Virat’s innings. In the second innings, Jasprit Bumrah breathed fire by scalping Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla as the hosts were left reeling at 3/2. The pressure was on South Africa now as India threatened to make more inroads.
A chance goes begging
Though the legend of AB de Villiers arrived at the scene and once again took the attack to the Indian bowlers. His partner Dean Elgar though was struggling right through mostly against R Ashwin. He survived the tough part until the tea break and then returned more confident in the final session. But the untimely thunderstorm and lightning led to the surprising rain interruption.
The play resumed after an hour as the batsmen struggled to find the middle of the bat. Jasprit Bumrah, on the resumption, bowled a brute of a delivery to Elgar which rose on him and the left-hander edged. However, the ball went between Parthiv Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara who was at first slip. It was clearly evident that it was a keeper’s catch even as Parthiv blamed Pujara for not going after the catch. The skipper Kohli was livid after the incident as the chance went down begging.
Twitterati however, also realised that Parthiv had made a mistake and trolled him hilariously.
This is how they reacted:
We all had that 1 friend like Parthiv Patel in a group assignment who fail to do their job and then blame someone else.#SAvIND
— Sakun Sankalana ⚓️ (@Sakun_SD) January 15, 2018
An injured Saha or a retired Dhoni can do better than a fit & fine Parthiv Patel. #SAvInd
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 15, 2018
Bye Parthiv Patel, see you somewhere mid series during the Australian tour. #SAvIND
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) January 15, 2018
When I die I want Parthiv Patel to lower me into my grave so he can let me down one last time
— ambar_hitman? (@ambar_hitman) January 15, 2018
Parthiv Patel drops another one…Second of the match…Stupidly dropped Saha for this idiot…
— …. (@ynakg1) January 14, 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
Unfortunately, that nick went between Pujara, our 1-drop batsman, and Parthiv Patel, our 1-drop keeper.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) January 15, 2018
Q. What's common between Vodafone and Parthiv Patel?
A. Both of them have limited reach#SAvInd
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 15, 2018
Parthiv Patel got out because tomorrow is Monday and he has to go to school. #SAvIND
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) January 14, 2018
Parthiv Patel was the reason India couldn't win the 2004 Sydnesy test, and hence the series. Why is he still considered as a Test level wicket keeper ? https://t.co/E7jcVqwWkU
— செந்தில் / Chenthil (@chenthil_nathan) January 15, 2018
Parthiv Patel's keeping gloves are like Polo mint.
— Kuptaan?? (@Kuptaan) January 15, 2018
— Imad (@imadoddin) January 15, 2018
— SHOAIB | Happy Birthday Hinu (@Sarcastifieded) January 15, 2018
Parthiv patel is like Indian Govt who blames Intl Market when there is increase in price of petrol but takes credit when price decreases #SAvInd
— Be Yusuf (@barmare_yusuf) January 15, 2018
Leaving the ball is an art. Parthiv Patel just showed off his skills by leaving that ball.
BEHIND. THE. STUMPS. #SAvIND
— Samreen (@SamreenRazzaqui) January 15, 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 14, 2018
Remember when Parthiv Patel was MTV bakra and doing uthak baithak on the road for underage driving and not the seniormost member in the team
— Bratticus (@bharatunnithan) January 14, 2018