On the one hand, the T20 series between India and Australia was completed, on the other hand, wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel announced for retirement. He has been a part of Indian cricket for the last 18 years, announced his retirement from all formats. This year Parthiv Patel played for Virat Kohli’s team RCB in the IPL.
Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel on Wednesday announced his retirement from all formats of cricket. He informed the fans on social media that he is saying goodbye to his international career. Parthiv made his debut in the team in the year 2002, while he played his last international match in 2018.
Questions were raised on Kohli’s captaincy
Parthiv Patel stated Kohli’s captaincy after the defeat in the ODI series against Australia. He had said that the captain of the Indian T20 team should be given to Rohit Sharma. During a TV show, Parthiv Patel had said, ‘The question here is that who can make better decisions in the interest of the team and who can read the game in a better way. Apart from this, who among Rohit and Virat can win the team by making a better decision under pressure. I believe that in all these cases, Rohit Sharma is ahead of Virat Kohli. ‘
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 9, 2020
Parthiv Patel’s career
The 35 years old Parthiv made his debut as a wicket-keeper batsman in 2002. At that time, his age was 17 years and 153 days and he became India’s youngest wicketkeeper in the test format. Has played 25 Tests, 38 ODIs, and two T20 matches in his career. He scored 934 names in Tests, 736 in ODIs, and 36 runs in T20. Parthiv has played 194 first-class matches in domestic cricket in which he has scored 11240 at an average of 43.39.
In the year 2016-17, he made Gujarat the Ranji Champion for the first time. His team beat Mumbai based on their innings of 90 and 143 in the final match. Apart from RCB, he has played for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. In 139 IPL matches, he scored 2848 runs at an average of 22.60. He hit 13 half-centuries, hunting 85 (69 + 16) behind the wicket.