New Delhi: Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has retired from cricket at the age of 35. Gujarat’s Parthiv Patel last played for Team India in 2018, now he will not be seen playing any kind of cricket. Parthiv Patel made his Test debut for Team India at the age of 17 on a tour of England in 2002. Parthiv Patel was part of the RCB in the IPL this year, but was not given a chance to play a single match.
Parthiv Patel has announced to say goodbye to cricket via Twitter. “I am saying goodbye to my long 18-year cricket career today,” Patel wrote. The BCCI trusted me and gave me the opportunity to play for Team India at the age of 17. I will always be grateful for the way the BCCI has supported me. ”
Parthiv Patel has thanked all the captains under whose leadership he plays for Team India. Expressing special thanks to Sourav Ganguly, Parthiv Patel wrote, “I will always be grateful to my grandfather. As a captain, Ganguly always supported me and it was a privilege to play with him.
Parthiv Patel has announced his retirement from cricket to give time to his family. Parthiv Patel says he has lived his life as a cricketer and has some responsibilities as a father that he now wants to fulfill.
Debuted at 17 years old
Parthiv Patel holds the record for the youngest debut from Team India as a wicketkeeper-batsman. Parthiv Patel played 25 Tests for Team India and scored 934 runs at an average of 31.13 and managed to score 6 half centuries.
Patel did not get many opportunities as the ‘Dhoni era’ began in India. Patel scored 962 runs in 38 ODIs with the help of four half-centuries. Patel also played two Twenty20 matches for Team India.
Parthiv Patel’s IPL career was very long. Playing in the IPL as an opener, Parthiv Patel scored 2358 runs in 137 innings of 139 matches at an average of 22.6 and a strike rate of 120.78. Patel managed to score 13 half centuries in his IPL career.
In 2018, Patel played his last Test match against South Africa. He was one of the highest run scorers for RCB in the IPL last year, but did not get a chance to play a single match this year.
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