On December 9, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Parthiv Patel has announced retirement from all forms of cricket via Twitter, He has put up a long post on the social networking platform expressing his gratitude to the opportunities he has received in his career. He is thankful to all the captains he has worked under and especially Sourav Ganguly and he is indebted to him.
His long post highlights, “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 towards many. The BCCI showed a generous amount of confidence and faith in a 17 year old boy to play for India. I have enormous gratitude towards them for being a guiding force and hand holding me, in the formative years of my young career”
@parthiv9 on Twitter
Patel had started his career in 2002 at the age of 17 for India in a Test match against England at Nottingham in August 2002. He last played for India in 2018 in a test match against South Africa and was last spotted with the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) in the 2020 Indian Premier League, Although he did not get a chance to play a single game for the RCB, this season.
Patel played 25 Tests, 38 ODIs, and 2 T20Is for India, amassing 934, 736 and 36 runs in the three formats respectively.