Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has retired from all forms of cricket at the age of 35. Having made his international debut in 2002, he played 25 Tests, 38 ODIS and two T20Is for India. While the Gujarat cricketer represented his state in 194 first-class matches.
“Today, I announce retirement from all forms of cricket and as I bring down curtains on this 18 year-old cricketing journey, I feel heavier with gratitude for many,” Parthiv Patel said in a statement.
Well done on a wonderful career👏👏..I totally enjoyed playing with and against you over the years and wish you the best for whatever you take up next.👍🏻 https://t.co/oEojamn3z8
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) December 9, 2020
Congratulations #ParthivPatel on a very good career. Your determination to continue to work hard and dream big despite many challenges was fantastic and I wish the best for you in the future. Happy retirement Nikke ! pic.twitter.com/P0d4E0WjDk
Congratulations on your wonderful career @parthiv9 . Many moments to cherish in your long career. Wishing you all the best for your 2nd innings. Happy retirement. #ParthivPatel pic.twitter.com/2nFHhxWHOe
Congratulations on a wonderful career brother. The legacy which you are leaving behind in Gujarat cricket will forever be remembered. It was great playing with you Captain. Keep inspiring the younger generations and showing them how age (young and old) is just a number. Cont.. pic.twitter.com/wly2V0i8Cb
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) December 9, 2020
🏆🏆 A two-time @IPL champion in Blue & Gold 💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 9, 2020
The five youngest wicket-keepers in men’s Tests:
🇮🇳 Parthiv Patel 17y 152d
🇵🇰 Hanif Mohammad 17y 300d
🇿🇼 Tatenda Taibu 18y 66d
🇦🇫 Ikram Alikhil 18y 167d
🇱🇰 Asanka Gurusinha 19y 52d pic.twitter.com/qnpwmC1NYt
— ICC (@ICC) December 9, 2020
Congrats PP on a wonderful career. Will forever cherish some of the memorable moments we shared together. I am sure you will continue to contribute to the game. Good luck for your 2nd innings. https://t.co/2d17Rhktbo
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 9, 2020
Parthiv Patel played under eight India captains, starting from Sourav Ganguly and ending with Virat Kohli. He led Gujarat to being a domestic powerhouse in later years, leading them to a maiden Ranji Trophy title in 2016/17.
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