Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Parthiv "captain" Patel!

Kochi tuskers kerala announced parthiv patel as their new captain. Parthiv patel himself would have never believed he could become a captain. I mean how could a player who until last year was not even a regular in the chennai super king's playing eleven be made captain of an IPL team. He doesn't even seem to be a confident player himself let alone captaining and managing a side with players like S. Sreesanth who is tough to manage for even a leader like Dhoni. I, in no way doubt parthiv's ability as a batsman but certainly he is not the skipper material. The franchise could easily have chosen Brad Hodge as the new skipper who is giving good all round performances for the team in this season. Brad Hodge had been unlucky as he was dropped from from the Australia test squad despite having an average of 58.42 in 5 tests in 2005-06. But Kochi needed a leader who could have instilled confidence into the team after the departure of Sri Lankan stalwart Mahela jayawardene. And parthiv patel for now seems least likely to do it. Lets see what he can do with this team in this last leg of IPL 2011.

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