Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Parthiv Patel announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Published:10 December 2020

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The retirement from all forms of cricket was announced through a tweet by former Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel, who made his international debut at the age of 17.

In the three formats, Parthiv Patel played 25 Test matches, 39 ODIs and two T20I matches, scoring 934, 736 and 36 respectively. His last game for India was in January 2018, when he showed up for a Test game against South Africa in Johannesburg. During the 2002 tour of England, he made his debut for India.

After he was dropped from the India squad in 2004 due to below-par glovework on tours of Australia and Pakistan, he played his 1st Ranji Trophy. Parthiv Parthiv played an impressive 194 first-class matches in which he scored 11,240 runs at an average of 43 plus with 27 hundreds and led Gujarat to their maiden Ranji Trophy trophy in 2016-17, where they defeated Mumbai in the final match.

Add to it 194 List A matches and 204 T20 matches, Parthiv Parthiv had a long run, but as a performer, it was just that MS Dhoni was a few lightyears ahead. But over the last 13 editions of IPL, Parthiv Parthiv played for a number of IPL sides, including Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. In his case, maybe not having a match in this IPL edition for Royal Challengers Bangalore was decisive.