By Ishank Katyal
This year can’t be more sad for the cricket fans. Indian left-handed batsman and wicket keeper Parthiv Patel has announced his retirement on Twitter from all the forms of cricket on Wednesday afternoon.
Parthiv Patel made his international debut in Test series against England and appeared in 25 Test series scoring 934 runs at an average of 31.13.
Patel has played 38 ODIs and two T20 internationals. The last Test match Patel played was against South Africa in Johannesburg in 2018.
Parthiv Patel has scored 736 runs in 38 ODI matches, 10,797 runs in First Class Cricket, 36 runs in T20 International and 2,848 runs in Indian Premier League with the help of 23 half- centuries. In IPL, Patel has played for various franchises like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He was the captain of Gujarat cricket team in Ranji Trophy and made them win their first ever title in 2016-17.
Apart from batting, Parthiv Patel is also a right- arm off break bowler
On 15th August 2020, MS Dhoni announced his retirement from the international cricket. Following his footsteps, CSK wise captain Suresh Raina also did the same.