Cricketer Parthiv Patel Announces His Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket

Parthiv Patel took to social media on Wednesday to announce the news of his retirement from all forms of cricket.

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December 9, 2020

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Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel announced on Wednesday his retirement from all forms of cricket. The Gujarat-born wicketkeeper and batsman has played over  25 Tests, 38 ODIs, and two T20s for the national team while scoring over 1700 runs in all three formats combined. He has also played for Gujarat in domestic cricket and even led the state to their first Ranji Trophy title in 2016-2017.

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Parthiv Patel took to social media to announce the news of his retirement. He shared a heartfelt note where he thanked all those who helped him in ‘shaping his career’.  That list included his captains, family members, BCCI, and other members of the Indian Cricket fraternity.

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He said, “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 toward many. The BCCI showed a generous amount of confidence and faith in a 17-year-old boy to play for India (sic)” read his note.

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The 35-year-old cricketer expressed how he feels ‘lucky’ to have something that ‘makes saying goodbye so hard’. Several members of the cricket fraternity flooded his comment section to congratulate him on his career and to wish him luck for the future. Yuvraj Singh congratulated him on having an ‘amazing career’ while Anil Kumble expressed that he enjoyed playing with him. “Enjoyed playing with you. Have wonderful second innings. Best always.” he said.

Parthiv Patel is reportedly the youngest cricketer to have made a debut in test cricket at 17 years and 153 days only. His test debut for India was against England in 2002 at Trent Bridge. In addition to playing for the Indian Cricket Team, he played over 194 first-class matches for the state of Gujarat and scored over 11,000 runs for the team. In a career spanning over 18 years, he has achieved several milestones and has established himself as one of the best cricket players of India.

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