MS Dhoni Injured; Parthiv Patel called in for Asia Cup
MS Dhone on monday suffered a muscle spasm prompting the BCCI to inclue Parthiv Patel as a back-up for the limited overs skipper just two days ahead of India’s Asia Cup T20 opener against hosts Bangladesh here.
The 34 year old Dhoni suffered the condition during the team’s training session here.
“India ODI and T20 captain MS Dhoni has suffered a muscle spasm in the back during a training session today in Dhaka, “BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.
“Parthiv has been summoned as a precautionary measure,”team’s media manager Nishant Arora said.
The 30 year old left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Patel plays for Gujarat in the domestic circuit, and has had a good season at home, hitting a century each in Vijay Hazare and Deodhar Trophy tournaments. Patel, who last played for India in an ODI against Sri Lanka in the tri-series at Brisbane, Australia in 2012 had recently expressed a desire to return to the national team, saying he’s always motivated to play for India.