Wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel, who replaced injured Wriddhiman Saha in India’s playing eleven in the second Test match of three-match series against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion, was roasted by Twitteratis after dropping the catch of Dean Elgar.
In the 25th over of South Africa’s second inning on third day, Patel dropped Elgar at the score of 33 and received much flak from the fans and critics.
Later, the ball crossed the boundary line through the gap between Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara who was standing at first slip. After dropping the catch, Patel was seen giving a death stare to Pujara as if to say it was his catch and the Twitter users fumed over the lost opportunity.
“See this and see today’s. @parthiv9 pointed out “his” simple catch to the first slip’s catch. Sad. #INDvSA #SAvIND #FreedomSeries #Day3,” wrote a fan on Twitter.
” An injured Saha or a retired Dhoni can do better than a fit & fine Parthiv Patel. #SAvInd,” another Tweet from a fan read.
— Suyash Gupta (@Suuyash) January 15, 2018
— Nishant Gupta (@nishantgupta870) 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
Great leave by Parthiv Patel.Oops he ws keeping wkts.
Could’ve saved his wicket if he’d left d ball like dis while he ws batting #SAvsIndia
— Sushil Kulkarni (@sushilk15) January 15, 2018
A wicketkeeper must want to grab every single ball that comes within his reach.@imVkohli must be livid with Parthiv Patel. That was an easy catch.
— Astro Cricketer (@AstroCricketer) January 15, 2018
— mohit kashyap (@Kingmohitkk) January 15, 2018
If we lose this 2nd test #SAvIND, it’s a hatrick for @parthiv9 to be held responsible and is clearly an apology for test cricket. Both @RaviShastriOfc and @imVkohli are responsible for poor selection of this cricket team.
— B S Vidyaranya (@bsvid) January 15, 2018