Parthiv Patel selected for Mohali Test: Twitterati surprised, question BCCI's decision

Parthiv Patel's induction into the Test squad surprised several cricket experts and enthusiasts.

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New Delhi, Nov 23: Senior wicketkeeper batsman Parthiv Patel has been recalled for the third Test match against England in Mohali after Wriddhiman Saha got injured.

India-England series schedule; Photos

31-year-old Patel will be making a comeback into the Indian Test squad after a gap of eight long years.

BCCI medical team has confirmed that Saha developed a strain in his left thigh during the second match of the five match series, played against England at Visakhapatnam.

Saha has been Team India's first choice as wicketkeeper after MS Dhoni retired from Test cricket.

(Parthiv Patel replaces injured Wriddhiman Saha for Mohali Test)

Parthiv Patel's induction into the Test squad surprised several cricket experts and enthusiasts. Some even questioned BCCI's decision of giving chance to a senior player, who will be dropped once Saha is fit.

They felt that the BCCI should have given chance to a youngster who could have been nurtured and groomed as Dhoni's replacement in future.

Here's how Twitterati reacted to Parthiv Patel's Test recall:

Ayaz Memon

Parthi Patel's roller coaster ride in international cricket. 

A youngster should have been picked, felt Memon

Memon felt that the BCCI should have given chance to a youngster who could have been nurtured and groomed as Dhoni's replacement in future.

Cricket enthusiasts question Parthiv's selection

Some even questioned BCCI's decision of giving chance to a senior player, who will be dropped once Saha is fit.

Twitterati surprised with Parthiv Patel's selection

This is what another sports journalist had to say: 

Twitterati surprised with Parthiv Patel's selection

Parthiv made international debut before MS Dhoni. 

Twitterati surprised, question BCCI's move

Parthiv Patel made Test debut in 2002 at the age of 17. 

Parthiv's Test recall: Twitterati shocked!

This is how a cricket enthusiast reacted over Patel's induction. 

Hilarious tweet on Patel's inclusion in the Test side

This is how a fan reacted on Twitter. 

Fan hails Parthiv's Test recall

Fan hails Parthiv's comeback after 8 long years. 

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