Wishes Galore From Indian Cricketers For Parthiv Patel Following His Retirement
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Wishes Galore From Indian Cricketers For Parthiv Patel Following His Retirement

Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel. Credits - Getty

Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and the youngest stumper to have ever played in the longest format of the game, Parthiv Patel has announced his retirement from all forms of the game.

In a post on his official Twitter handle, Parthiv Patel, 35, announced that he is bringing down curtains on his 18-year-old career.

Patel made his debut as a 17-year-old kid during India’s tour of England in 2002 and he went on to represent the country on 25 Tests, 38 One-day Internationals, and 2 T20Is. Parthiv last featured for the Men in Blue during the 2018 Johannesburg Test in South Africa.

Parthiv might not have been able to have a sustained run with the Indian Cricket Team, but he continued to punch above his weight, staging multiple comebacks.

After being dropped from the Indian team following poor glovework during the 2003-04 tours to Australia and Pakistan, Parthiv reinvented himself into a feisty white-ball opener and it is in this role that he made his Team India comeback in 2011.

With MS Dhoni being a few lightyears ahead of his contemporary wicketkeepers, Patel could never attain the status of India’s first-choice stumper but he continued to remain a force to reckon with in domestic cricket.

Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel. (Credits: Twitter)

He scored more than 11000 runs in 194 First-Class games with 27 centuries and 67 half-centuries besides becoming the first-ever Gujarat captain to lead the state to Ranji Trophy glory in the winter of 2016/17.

Patel also represented a plethora of IPL franchises like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers, Royal Challengers Bangalore, SunRisers Hyderabad, Kochi Tuskers. He was a part of the IPL-winning teams like CSK (2010), MI (2015 & 2017).

He represented 204 T20 matches for his state and various IPL franchises and scored 4300 runs at a strike-rate of 123.84 with 23 50+ scores.

 

Here’s how Indian cricketers took to Twitter to wish Parthiv Patel-

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