Indian player Parthiv Patel has formally announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in his personal Twitter account.
Parthiv Patel started his professional playing career when he was just 17-years-old in 2002. There, he had his international Test debut against England before he even got his debut in the Ranji Trophy. Today, he posted a statement on his official Twitter account to announce his formal retirement from all formats of the sport.
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’, Patel said in his Twitter post.
‘I am full of gratitude to The Gujarat Cricket Association, my home, for solidly rallying around me throughout my journey, and the leadership role conferred upon me couldn't have been more joyous and fulfilling than our team winning all formats of the game’, he added.
During his career, Patel served as the captain of the Gujarat Ranji team for a long time. In fact, it was during his captaincy that the team achieved their maiden Ranji Trophy triumph in the 2016-17 season.
In his long post, he even thanked all of the IPL franchises that he had been part of since he had played for several teams in the said league. He also said that he will be walking away as a proud man and that he has fulfilled his dreams.
The 35-year-old player is already considered as a domestic legend as he had played 194 first-class games where he scored 11,240 runs and 27 hundreds. Aside from that, he also played 194 List A games and 204 T20s.
When it comes to his international playing career, Patel has played a total of 25 Tests, 38 ODIs, and two T20Is. Overall, he scored 1,696 runs across all of those formats. To further understand these cricket formats, visit Betwala.
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