His selection was least expected, taking into account other available options. When Parthiv Patel was included in the touring party for the upcoming tour of South Africa, it did surprise many.
The player was elated after hearing his name and now, he is looking forward to play against South Africa if he is drafted in the playing XI.
Came to know about selection only when I landed in Jaipur for the Ranji trophy quarter final..thank you very much for the wishes.#god’sgrace— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 4, 2017
The last time he turned in Indian colors was a Test series against England where he impressed everyone with his batting and wicket keeping skills. But with Saha making his comeback, Parthiv was pushed down the packing order, leading to ouster.