There is a saying that good things come in small packages. The short, baby-faced Parthiv Patel was a welcome addition to the Indian team led by Sourav Ganguly in the early part of the decade. When he became Test cricket’s youngest wicketkeeper at the age of 17 on his debut during India’s tour to England at Trent Bridge, some people suggested that he was not ready to face the big boys and he should still be in school. From guiding Gujarat to their maiden Ranji Trophy title to making a return to the Indian Test side, Parthiv proved his play as a dream run. To top it all up, Parthiv was a crucial cog in the Mumbai Indians’ scheme of things for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017.