scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Parthiv Patel joins Mumbai Indians as a talent scout a day after retirement

Parthiv Patel, a former Mumbai Indians player, was part of the IPL winning sides in 2015 and 2017. He will now work closely with the coaching staff and scouts' group.

By: PTI | Mumbai |
Updated: December 10, 2020 6:25:10 pm
Parthiv Patel retirementParthiv Patel scored 1696 runs across formats with 934 coming in Tests. (File)

Parthiv Patel, the former India and Gujarat wicket-keeper batsman, on Thursday joined Indian Premier League defending champions Mumbai Indians as a talent scout.

Parthiv, who featured in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and two T20s for India, had announced his retirement on Wednesday, drawing curtains on a career spanning 18 years.

“Parthiv brings a vast domestic and international cricketing experience spanning over two decades, along with an understanding of the fast-paced IPL competition,” MI said in a statement.

MI owner Akash Ambani said that he was delighted to have Parthiv joining the franchise.

“We had the opportunity to pick his cricketing brain during his playing days at Mumbai Indians. I am very confident of his contribution to further enhance our scouting system with the depth of cricketing knowledge he possesses.

“Parthiv understands our ideology, the DNA of Mumbai Indians and what we are trying to create at MI,” said Ambani.

The 35-old former wicket-keeper, on his part, said that he was thankful for the opportunity that was presented to him.

“I had enjoyed my cricket playing for Mumbai Indians, those momentous three years with the champion sides remain itched in my memory. It’s time now to turn a new chapter in my life. I am excited, confident and thankful to the Mumbai Indians management for the opportunity presented to me,” said Parthiv.

Parthiv, a former Mumbai Indians player, was part of the IPL winning sides in 2015 and 2017. He will now work closely with the coaching staff and scouts’ group.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Sports News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement