After the retirement of some of the biggest names like MS Dhoni, followed by Suresh Raina, Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Parthiv Patel, 35, became the youngest wicketkeeper in Tests when he made his debut at 17 years and 153 days. He was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in IPL 2020.
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) December 9, 2020
He made his Test debut two years and two months before he figured in his first Ranji Trophy match in November 2004 in Ahmedabad.
He broke into the Indian team in 2002, becoming the youngest wicketkeeper in Tests, after making his debut at 17 years and 153 days. Parthiv Patel had a decent start to his career, but lost his place in 2004 with the emergence of Dinesh Karthik and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Cricketer Parthiv Patel announces retirement from all forms of cricket.
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— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2020
He played 25 Tests for India with 934 runs in his bag and 62 catches on his name. In the ODI format, he played 38 games to amass 736 runs and 30 catches. He played just two T20Is with India. His first-class career and stats speak volumes about his capacities in the game. He has 10,797 runs in 187 FC matches he played at an impressive average of 43.36.
In IPL 2015, he scored 339 runs to finish as the fourth-highest run scorer in the Mumbai Indians’ victorious campaign. Later in the year, he brought up his first List-A hundred to lead Gujarat to its maiden Vijay Hazare Trophy title.