The diminutive wicketkeeper-batsman represented India in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs, and a couple of T20Is
Parthiv Patel, the diminutive wicketkeeper-batsman who stays India’s fourth-youngest Test cricketer, has introduced his retirement from cricket after a glittering 18-year-stint throughout numerous forms.
Parthiv, 35, hung up his gloves by a proper announcement by his social media platforms. The bulletins, which was on cards for the last yr a minimum of, bring down curtains on an excellent career that resulted in Parthiv being remembered for a lot of extra moments than making his Test debut in England at the young age of 17, back in 2002.
Parthiv represented India in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs, and a couple of T20Is, the final of which was in a Test at Wanderers, Johannesburg, versus South Africa in January 2018. Apart from effecting 112 dismissals in international cricket, he has scored 934 runs in Tests at 31.13, 736 in ODIs at 23.74, and 36 in T20Is.
Had it not been for Parthiv’s inconsistency behind the wickets, the world of cricket might have needed to wait longer to see the rise of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. As soon as Dhoni had firmly established his place throughout codecs, Parthiv — together with Dinesh Karthik — remained as a back-up choice for India for the next decade.
Nevertheless, in contrast to most of the different youngster prodigies in Indian cricket who misplaced their method after dropping their place in international cricket, Parthiv continued to shine within the home area, be it the Ranji Trophy or the Indian Premier League.
His 2,848 runs in 139 Indian Premier League appearances had been scored for six totally different franchises for the reason that T20 league’s inception. Apart from making an invaluable contribution to the prime of the order, Parthiv was a member of the victorious Chennai Super Kings (2010) and Mumbai Indians (2015, 2017) thrice in IPL. In 2020, he was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp however didn’t get a chance.
In-domestic circuit, ever since making his Ranji Trophy debut for Gujarat after earning a Test cap, Parthiv emerged as a stellar performer behind the wicket and with the willow. One of the many shrewdest captains of his period, Parthiv lead Gujarat to successive Ranji titles in 2016-17 and 2017-18. Apart from this primary, Gujarat additionally achieved the primary of successful the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy below Parthiv in 2012-13 and 2014-15 and the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2015-16.