Parthiv Patel recently hogged a lot of limelight after his statement of Virat Kohli went viral. Patel had revealed how Virat Kohli underestimated a young Jasprit Bumrah who was taking his initial strides in Ranji Trophy cricket for Gujarat under Patel’s captaincy. The former India wicketkeeper had revealed that when he approached Kohli for Bumrah’s name, Virat had said: “Ye Bumrah-Vumrah kya karenge?”
“In 2014, when I was at RCB, I told Kohli there’s this bowler named Bumrah. Have a look at him. Virat replied saying ‘Chhor na yaar. Ye Bumrah-Vumrah kya karenge?’ (Leave it. What will such players do?” Parthiv had said on Cricbuzz.
However, a section of Kohli fans were not too pleased with Patel’s revelation. To them, Patel had seemingly directed a tweet.
Check out the Tweet here:
neem patta aur sach
dono kadwa hai!
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) March 28, 2022
“When he was first picked, Bumrah played Ranji Trophy for the first 2-3 years. 2013 was his first year, and he didn’t have a good season in 2014. In 2015, it was so bad that there were discussions going on that he might have to be sent back home mid-season. But, he slowly began improving and Mumbai Indians really backed him. It was his own hard work and such backing that really brought out the best in him,” Parthiv Patel said in the same interaction.
It is a no-brainer though that Kohli was wrong and Bumrah has gone on to become one of the best in the world in international cricket, let alone the IPL.