December 9, 2020
Wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel on Wednesday announced that he is retiring from all forms of cricket on Twitter. “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,” a part of Patel’s long Twitter post read.
“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 further added.
He made his debut in 2002 at the age of 17 in an away Test series against England. Parthiv has represented India in 25 matches in Tests, scoring 934 runs at an average of 31.13. He also has 38 ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals to his credit.
He last represented India in 2018 during a Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg. Parthiv has scored over 11,000 runs in 194 first-class games, with 27 centuries and 67 half-centuries.
He was also seen in the Indian Premier League, playing for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, SunRisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore among others, over the years.