The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are going through a rough patch in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) at the moment. They are yet to register a win a single match in this season so far and they have been consistently trolled a lot on social media for the same. But many will respect their wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel after the way he is handling the things amidst turmoil in his family.
Parthiv’s father has been hospitalized in his hometown Ahmedabad after a brain hemorrhage and unfortunately, the gloveman is in constant fear of getting bad news from the doctors. Before the start of the IPL, the southpaw had shared his father’s medical condition on Twitter and had requested the followers to keep his father in their prayers. Moreover, with his father Ajay being serious, he had also considered skipping the tournament, but he preferred the option of letting Parthiv play the tournament and not sit at home.
Pls keep my father in ur prayers..he is suffering from brain haemorrhage..🙏🙏🙏
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) February 20, 2019
Ajay Patel’s condition hasn’t improved since the last two months and is still in the ICU. He keeps slipping in and out of the coma.
Talking about the same to the Indian Express, Parthiv said, “I just hope and pray that there is no bad news from the doctors. When I am playing, nothing crosses my mind, but once a game is over, my heart is at home. My wife and mother are at home but when it comes to taking any final decision, my approval is sought. The initial phase was critical – should we switch off the ventilator for a few days, or how much oxygen should be given. Such decisions are very tough to take.”
Though Parthiv’s approval is sought most of the times, his family don’t bother him on match days to let the cricketer concentrate on his game. Describing the same, the gloveman said, “On match days, there have been several times when my family has taken decisions and let me know only after the game. It takes a mental toll but what can one do? Honestly, there were some negative thoughts before but now the family is prepared for the struggle we are going through.”