Parthiv Patel, the dynamic wicketkeeper-batsman from Gujarat heaps praises on Virat Kohli for his incredible hunger on winning the matches for his side. Patel furtherly went on to say that he did a good job for his side behind the wicket despite undergoing criticism.
Speaking on his stint in the Indian dressing room for the South African tour, Parthiv Patel added that he has shown a strong character while opening the innings in the second innings and also added that the catches he dropped in the match are the tough ones which were admitted by management as well.
“I thought I kept well on that difficult wicket in the third Test at Johannesburg where the ball was keeping up and down. I also showed a lot of character by opening the innings (in the second essay) and tried to contribute as much as I could both as a batsman and keeper. If you watch those attempts, they were not easy ones. It was a 50-50 chance and as long as you are putting in your full effort into it and staying committed – no one says anything. That was the feedback I got from the team,” Parthiv quoted.
“Virat brings a huge amount of positivity into the team and to the dressing-room. He always leads by example and the team rallies around him,” Parthiv, who played for Mumbai Indians in the last season quoted as saying while speaking to Times of India.
Selection is not in my hands: Parthiv
Speaking on his selection for India, he opened up saying that it is not in his hands and all he wants to do is to give his sincere effort for whatever team he plays for. Patel furtherly added that he is concentrating on his fitness and ensured that he will be giving his cent effort.
“As I have said this before, the selection is not in my hands at all. Each time I have played for India, I have looked to give my 100%. I am looking to always improve my game and fitness levels and show consistency in performances,” he concluded.