Parthiv Patel retired, what’s next?

Former Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel made a declaration of his retirement from all forms of cricket after his 18-year career in cricket. In 2002, the 35-yr old left hander played 25 Tests, 38 ODISs and 2 T20Is for India, and made his international debut in 2002. Though in 194 first-class matches the Gujarat cricketer represented his county.

It was hardly surprising that Parthiv, the first Indian batsman to score five consecutive centuries in first-class cricket, found himself falling out of the squad. Going out again did not hurt him more than the fact that he had not been given a fair run to establish himself. A conversation with him in 2017 reflected his thinking.

His impressive career – 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and 194 first-class matches – ranks him among India’s finest wicket-holders with a total of 11240 runs.
His impressive career – 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and 194 first-class matches – ranks him among India’s finest wicket-holders with a total of 11240 runs.

Parthiv Patel has taken a closer step towards serving the game in a different role by announcing his retirement from every form of the game. “Can’t stay away from cricket,” he says.

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