Shikhar Dhawan's batting rubbing off on captaincy, says Parthiv Patel

Shikhar Dhawan shared a match-winning 121-run opening stand with Parthiv Patel in Sunrisers Hyderabad's match against the Kandurata Maroons on Tuesday.

updated: September 18, 2013 18:29 IST
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Midway through IPL VI, Parthiv Patel was left out of the Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI, largely because of his perceived inability to progress beyond the teens despite getting off to numerous starts.

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When he did return to the side after Akshath Reddy failed to grab his chances, Patel embarked on a mission to establish himself as a permanent member of the side, making scores of 44, 61 and 47 in three of his next five knocks to as good as nail his place down.

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