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Parthiv Patel announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Patel made his international debut at the age of 17 in a Test series against England in the year 2002.

Patel represented India in 25 matches in the longest format and scored 934 runs. He also played 38 ODIs and two Twenty-20 Internationals for India.

Parthiv, 35, has featured in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs, and a couple of T20Is for India. In domestic cricket, he featured in 194 first-class matches for Gujarat.

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Parthiv Patel took to his Twitter handle to announce his retirement. The player wrote, “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.”

“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 further added.

Patel was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in IPL 2020.

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