Pathiv Patel - part of India's 'Baby Brigade' became Test cricket's youngest wicketkeeper - at 17 years, 153 days.india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 16:20 IST
Pathiv Patel - part of India's 'Baby Brigade' became Test cricket's youngest wicketkeeper - at 17 years, 153 days - when called up to replace the injured Ajay Ratra for the second Test at Trent Bridge in July 2002.
He's extremely talented with the bat in hand and his doggedness to stay at the crease ensured that he got an extended run.
Patel's glovework which many feel, with reason, as immature ultimately led to his replacement. He struggled to inspire confidence especially when standing up to the spinners.
Those batting performances weren't enough to gloss over increasingly sloppy work behind the stumps, and the selectors' patience finally ran out after the third Test of the home series against Australia, when he was replaced by Dinesh Karthik.
First Published: Jan 12, 2006 18:09 IST