Happy Birthday, Parthiv Patel!
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Parthiv Patel, born on March 9, 1985, is a wicketkeeper-batsman who has played 20 Tests and 38 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for India © Getty Images
Parthiv Patel, the Indian wicket-keeper batsman was born on March 9, 1985. He burst on to the scene as an untested 17-year-old in 2002 during the tour of England and made his Test debut at Nottingham. He impressed everyone early on, but as the years progressed, his wicketkeeping was very inconsistent. By October 2004, he had played 19 Tests and a few One-Day Internationals and was dropped thereafter. He did make a comeback for the tour to Pakistan in 2006 but did not play any game. In 2008, he played a Test match on the tour to Sri Lanka. Then he had to wait until 2010 to get a game as India were rotating their players ahead of the 2011 World Cup.
In 2011, Parthiv did get a good run in the side, especially after he impressed while opening the batting. However, his form fell away and he hasn’t made a comeback since the tour to Australia in early 2012.