Breaking news about Parthiv Patel retirement just announced today. The youngest wicket-keeper batsman to make debut in test cricket, Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket on Wednesday, December 9. The former wicket-keeper batsman has represented India in 25 tests, 38 ODIs, and 2 T20s. The last competitive cricket tournament he was part of is IPL 2020, although Parthiv Patel didn’t get to play a single match due to the balance issue of the side.
Parthiv Patel made his India debut in 2002 against England in England under the current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s captainship. Parthiv didn’t even play first-class cricket before making his first appearance in international cricket. He did play a few India A matches against South Africa and impressed everyone.
Parthiv Patel has scored 934 runs in 25 test matches, consisting of six 50s. Behind the wickets, Parthiv has 62 catches and 2 stumpings in the longest format of the game. In 38 ODI games, Parthiv has 736 runs including 4 fifties. With the gloves, he has 30 catches and 9 stumpings. He has only played 2 T20s for India, scoring 36 runs.
Parthiv Patel’s International journey has been full of ups and downs. After making his debut in England Parthiv was excluded from the side after the tour of Australia and Pakistan due to his poor glovework. His highest score in Australia tour was 62 in the fourth test in 2004 at SCG. In the Pakistan tour, he scored 131 in three innings including his highest score of the series 69 in Rawalpindi.
After 2004 Parthiv Patel slightly faded away from International cricket initially because of Dinesh Karthik who was on the list of the selectors on basis of performance and later after the success of MS Dhoni in all formats of international cricket. But he has always been honest with his performance and never condemned anyone for not getting chances at the International level.
Although he made a comeback in the second half of his career and played some limited over matches.
Parthiv Patel led India in the 2002 U19 World Cup. Afterward, he directly got into India Squad as there was a lack of good wicket-keeper batsman. After the 2004 Pakistan tour, he made his first-class debut in 2004 Gujarat.
Parthiv Patel has made 11240 runs in 196 first-class matches, smashed 27 centuries and 62 half-centuries. In List A matches he has notched up 5172 runs in 193 matches, consisting of three 100s & thirty-five 50s.
Parthiv has shown his gratitude to the BCCI and especially former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.
He said “ thanks to BCCI for showing faith in me and especially Dada my first captain for acknowledging my potential, all the coaches I have been trained under. The opposing team players have also taught me a lot and inspired me”.
Under long term captain Parthiv Patel’s captainship, Gujrat won their maiden Ranji Trophy title in the 2016-17 season. Parthiv Patel made Gujarat a top-class side with his descent tactics and decision making.
Not everyone knows but Jasprit Bumrah made his Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy debut under his captaincy in 2013, he utilized the bowler in the tournament really well and Bumrah capitalized it as well, which later helped him to draw the attention of Mumbai Indian’s coach John Wright.
Parthiv Patel has been part of 6 IPL franchises – Mumbai Indians (2015-17), Kochi Tuskers Kerala (2011), Chennai Super Kings(2008-10), Deccan Chargers (2012), Sunrisers Hyderabad(2013), Royal Challengers Bangalore (2014, 2018-20).
He has scored 2848 runs in 139 matches, surpassing the 50 run mark 13 times in his IPL career. He has affected 69 catches and 11 stumpings in his 13 years of IPL career.
Parthiv has won IPL Twice with Mumbai Indians (2015 and 2017).
Parthiv Patel played his last international match against South Africa in 2018 in Johannesburg.