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Parthiv Patel called as back up as Dhoni suffered injury

Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday suffered a muscle spasm prompting the BCCI to include 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 T20I 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.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the team in Dhaka at the earliest.”

Medium Pacer Jasprit Bumrah did not train on the first day.

“Parthiv has been summoned as precautionary measure,” team’s media manager Nishant Arora said.

As far as Bumrah is concerned, he is “little under the weather and advised rest today”.


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