New Delhi: Indian wicket batsman Parthiv Patel retired from all cricket formats on Wednesday. He announced it via a tweet on Twitter. Parthiv also wrote a touching article during his retirement. The entire career of Patel, 35, was 18. During this time, he played 25 tests, 38 international ODIs and two international T20s for India. He played 194 matches for Gujarat in domestic cricket. He played his last test against South Africa in Johannesburg in January 2018.
Parthiv Patel wrote in his article: “Today I retire from all formats of cricket, ending my 18 year long career in cricket. BCCI gave me the opportunity to play for Team India at the age of 17, while trusting me. I will always be grateful for the way BCCI has supported me.
– parthiv patel (@ parthiv9) December 9, 2020
He further wrote: “I have lived my life as a cricketer and now have responsibilities as a father that I want to take on now.
Made her test debut at age 17
Parthiv made his Test Cricket debut for Team India at the age of 17 while touring England in 2002. Parthiv Patel holds the record for making his youngest debut as a wicket batsman for Team India. He scored 934 points in 25 tests with an average of 31.13 and scored 6 fifties. No century is in his name. Parthiv Patel was also part of the Indian team selected for the World Cup in 2003 and everyone was surprised at his selection. However, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s magic later began, Patel didn’t have many chances in Team India. He was one of the most scoring drummers for RCB last year through the IPL, but this year he hasn’t had the chance to play a single game.