Parthiv Patel Announces His Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket
Parthiv Patel Announces His Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket, Pens Emotional Post
Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel, bids farewell to all forms of cricket. One of the finest wicketkeepers penned down a long emotional post sharing his best moments of cricket career. Parthiv made his international debut in 2002 in a Test series against England at the age of 17. The 35-year-old whose career spanned 18 years has represented India in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and 2 T20Is.
The wicketkeeper-batsman took to Twitter to announce his retirement. He issued a lengthy statement and thanked former India skipper Sourav Ganguly (who was his first captain) BCCI, Gujrat Cricket Association, and his family, friends and fans.
“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 wrote in his statement.
Check out his tweet here:
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 9, 2020
Parthiv had a successful domestic career. He scored over 11,000 First-Class runs in 194 matches. He also had the honour of leading Gujarat to their maiden Ranji Trophy win in the 2016-17 season. Also their maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy triumph.
Parthiv Patel was part of six different teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He scored 2848 runs and 13 fifties in 139 games.