Cricketer turned commentator Parthiv Patel’s father Ajay Patel passed away on Sunday, the former Indian player himself confirmed the news.
Patel took to his official Twitter handle to inform about his father’s demise and asked his followers to pray for the departed soul.
Parthiv Patel’s father Ajay Patel passed away on Sunday
“It is with the deepest grief and sadness, we inform the passing away of my father Mr. Ajaybhai Bipinchandra Patel. He left for his heavenly abode on 26th September 2021. We request you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in peace,” Parthiv tweeted.
It is with the deepest grief and sadness, we inform the passing away of my father Mr. Ajaybhai Bipinchandra patel. He left for his heavenly abode on 26th September 2021.We request you to keep him in your thoughts and prayers. May his soul rest in peace🙏 ॐ नम: शिवाय🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/tAsivVBJIt
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) September 26, 2021
Parthiv Patel’s struggles in 2019
In 2019, Parthiv Patel’s father was admitted to hospital after he was suffering from a brain haemorrhage and the player himself was balancing his IPL matches and visiting his ailing father regularly.
“When I am playing, nothing crosses my mind, but once a game is over, my heart is at home. The day begins with asking about my father’s progress, keeping in touch with doctors, sometimes I have to take some important decisions.
“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,” Patel had then told The Indian Express.
In December 2020, Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after nearly playing the game for 17 years. Apart from ending his IPL career at RCB, Parthiv also represented Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Patel scored 1706 runs from 65 international matches for India across all formats. His last appearance for the Indian team came in a Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2018.
Parthiv is currently part of the IPL commentary team for the official broadcasters of the tournament.