Parthiv Patel called as MS Dhoni's replacement: Twitterati take a swipe at Gujarat wicket-keeper

New Delhi, Feb 22: Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has been picked to join Indian cricket team on Monday after Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni suffered muscle spasm in the back during training ahead of the Asia Cup T20 tournament.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Monday, said Dhoni suffered a muscle spasm during training in Dhaka.

Twitterati take a swipe at Parthiv

"India ODI and T20I captain MS Dhoni has suffered a muscle spasm in the back during a training session today in Dhaka.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the team in Dhaka at the earliest," BCCI said in a media advisory on Monday evening.

[Asia Cup: MS Dhoni suffers muscle spasm, Parthiv Patel to join team]

The 30-year-old Parthiv has featured in 20 Tests, 38 ODIs and 2 T20Is. However, he has not played for India since February 2012.

Here is how twitterati reacted upon Parthiv Patel's surprise induction in Indian squad:

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