Parthiv Patel has been a man on the move as far as IPL teams are concerned. He has played for CSK, MI, RCB, Gujarat Lions and even the Kochi Tuskers. Therefore, he knows a lot about how each team is run and what are the sort of follies they have made on the auction table in the years gone by. He has recently come up with a statement that will really hurt his current team supporters.
No he hasn’t bad mouthed the RCB, but he has just revealed, that Jasprit Bumrah, the best white ball bowler in the world and one of the primary reasons why MI are the most successful franchise, was narrowly missed by the RCB team management. In fact Parthiv Patel, who like Bumrah hails from Gujarat, had seen his talent when he was a nobody and had made a suggestion to Virat Kohli to bid for him in the auctions.
However, it turned out that the Mumbai Indians scouts were a step ahead and they pipped RCB when it came to grabbing the champion death bowler. “I was in RCB and I told Virat that this is the guy we should be picking him but obviously Mumbai Indians outwitted RCB and he went to Mumbai Indians. I had spoken to John Wright that this guy could be something special,” Patel told Fan Code on a video posted on their Twitter page.
“I remember his debut game against Vidarbha and I know I have spoken to John Wright, I have spoken to Rahul Sanghvi, Also, I had spoken to Virat before he was picked for Mumbai Indians,” he concluded.