It will be wrong if ‘Dhoni’s era’ is blamed for my short India career: Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel was only 17 years of age when he made his international debut in 2002 against England in Nottingham. In the no so distant past, he was the Skipper of India U19 group in the World Cup & suddenly he was playing alongside Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid and others. He dazzled numerous during the underlying matches of his profession before the exhibitions plunged.

More than his low scores with the bat, Parthiv’s poor wicket keeping seemed to be the main reason for him to be dropped. Around 14 months after he was axed, Dhoni made his debut & the rest is history. He secured his place in the side with some blistering knocks and his wicket keeping skills and a great career unfolded over the next decade & a half.

While speaking to Aakash Chopra on his Youtube channel, Parthiv reminded that he made his debut even before MS Dhoni and if he had performed to the expectations, he would’ve never lost his place.

I don’t seek such sympathies, says Parthiv Patel

“Many people said me that I was born in a wrong era and that it was Dhoni’s era but I have told it before also that I made my India debut before Dhoni. It will be wrong if I seek sympathy by saying that my career was shortened because of Dhoni’s presence. I think my performance was not up to the mark and that is why others got chance.

“Karthik got it first and then Dhoni. If I was doing well then nobody could have replaced me. I will never seek that sympathy of not playing for long because I was born in MS Dhoni’s era,” he said.