WicketKeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel announces his retirement from all forms of the game on Wednesday. He made his International debut in 2002 at the age of 17 in a away test series against England and went on to represent India in 25 appearances till date in the longest format of the game where he scored 934 runs at an average of 31.13. He also represented country in 38 ODIs and 2 T20I matches in his carrier.
The last Test match he played for India came against South Africa in 2018 in Johannesburg. He took to Twitter to announce his retirement from the game of cricket in a long post.
“Today I announce my retirement from all forms of cricket, and as I bring down the curtains on this 18-year-old cricketing journey, I feel heavier with gratitude towards many. The BCCI showed a generous amount of confidence and faith in a 17-year-old boy to play for India. I have enormous gratitude towards them for being a guiding force and hand holding me, in the formative years of my young career,” Patel said in his long Twitter post.
“I am full of gratitude to The Gujarat Cricket Association, my home, for solidly rallying around me throughout my journey, and the leadership role conferred upon me couldn’t have been more joyous and fulfilling than our team winning all formats of the game,” he added.
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 9, 2020
Patel was a stalwart when it comes to performing in Indian Domestic cricket where he scored more than 11,000 runs in 194 first-class games he played including 27 centuries and 67 Half-centuries. He even guided Gujrat for their maiden Ranji Trophy title in 2016-17 season. He played for different franchises in IPL like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, SunRisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
His record in various T20 matches he played for his state and IPL franchises is pretty impressive where he amassed 4,300 runs combined at a strike rate of 123.84 with the help of 23 half-centuries till date.