Parthiv Patel denies rumors over finger injury

Parthiv injured his finger against Bengal in the Ranji Trophy quarter final.

Parthiv last played a Test against Englad in 2016 - 17. (NDTV)

Gujarat skipper Parthiv Patel hurt the middle finger on his left hand while keeping wickets during the ongoing Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash against Bengal at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday

"He got hit twice or thrice on his finger and it was hurting badly. Not sure what the update is on his injury though," Manprit Juneja, Gujarat batsman, said at the end of day's play.

Parthiv was selected in India’s squad for South Africa as a backup keeper. The tour will be starting from January 5, 2018, where India will be playing 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is.

The injury was momentary as Parthiv felt acute pain and had to leave the field. Anuj Rawal came in as a substitute and kept wickets for Gujarat for the rest of day 4.The injury could have ended hopes of Parthiv’s participation in the series against the Proteas. However, in a tweet later he has rumored the reports of his finger injury.

“Thank you for the concern…there is nothing wrong with my finger…,” tweeted Parthiv Patel.

India Test Squad for South Africa Tour:

Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah

Itinerary:

Jan 05 - Jan 09, 1st Test – Newlands, Cape Town

Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2nd Test – SuperSport Park, Centurion

Jan 24 - Jan 28, 3rd Test – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Feb 01, 1st ODI – Kingsmead, Durban

Feb 04, 2nd ODI – SuperSport Park, Centurion

Feb 07, 3rd ODI – Newlands, Cape Town

Feb 10, 4th ODI – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Feb 13, 5th ODI – St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Feb 16, 6th ODI – SuperSport Park, Centurion

Feb 18, 1st T20I – New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Feb 21, 2nd T20I – SuperSport Park, Centurion

Feb 24, 3rd T20I – Newlands, Cape Town


By Anshuman Roy - 12 Dec, 2017

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