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Twitterati pour in wishes as Parthiv Patel announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel on Wednesday announced his retirement from all formats of cricket via a Twitter post. Having made his international debut at the age of 17 years and 152 days in an away Test series against England in the year 2002, Parthiv was the youngest wicket-keeper to play for India and was the fourth youngest debutant for Team India behind Sachin Tendulkar, Piyush Chawla and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.

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In a career spanning 18 years, the 35-year-old played 25 Tests and 38 ODIs, scoring 934 and 736 runs, averaging 31.1 and 23.7 respectively. He also competed in two Twenty20 Internationals for the Men in Blue against West Indies and England in the year 2011.

The southpaw last donned an Indian jersey in the 3rd Test match during India’s tour of South Africa that they won by 63 runs at Wanderers Stadium, in Johannesburg.

Here’s Parthiv Patel’s Twitter post stating his retirement from all formats –

Parthiv played a pivotal role in Gujarat’s maiden titular victory in the 2016-17 Ranji season wherein he aggregated 763 runs in 8 matches, averaging 58.69, with two centuries and five half-centuries.

The Ahmedabad-born cricketer was a stalwart in domestic cricket with 11,240 runs and 27 centuries in an overall 194 First-Class appearances and over 5000 runs comprising 3 centuries and 27 half-centuries in 193 List-A matches. Not to mention, he managed to affect 563 and 256 dismissals when behind the stumps in the First-Class and List-A cricket respectively.

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He was a part of six franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and played for – Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, and Mumbai Indians. In 139 appearances in IPL, Parthiv amassed 2848 runs at an average of 22.60 and a strike rate of 120.78, with 13 fifty-plus totals, and top-scoring in an innings on 21 occasions.

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He was a member of three-time IPL winning teams – Chennai Super Kings in 2010, and Mumbai Indians in 2015 and 2017 – and was MI’s highest run-getter in 2017, raking 390 runs in 16 innings at an average and strike rate of 24.69 and 134.81 respectively. The Gujarat born started his IPL career with the CSK and finished at RCB in IPL 2020.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the news of Parthiv Patel’s retirement from all forms of the game.
V Shashank
A cricket aficionado who has been following the game since the historic Ashes 2013-14. "People throw stones at you, you turn them into milestones." - Sachin Tendulkar


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