Was a pleasure to captain 17-year-old Parthiv Patel on his international debut, says Sourav Ganguly

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Parthiv Patel

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, underneath whom Parthiv Patel made his international debut, has mentioned that the previous wicketkeeper-batsman has all the time a group man and a sensible ambassador for Indian cricket.

Patel, who performed 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and two T20Is for India, on Wednesday, introduced his retirement from all types of cricket. He had made his international debut on the age of 17 in an away Test sequence in opposition to England in 2002. A gritty left-handed batsman, he scored six Test fifties, which included a advantageous 69-run knock in opposition to Pakistan in Rawalpindi whereas opening the batting.

“Parthiv has been a brilliant ambassador for Indian cricket. He has always been a team man and it was a pleasure to captain him when he made his international debut at the age of seventeen,” Ganguly mentioned in a assertion.

“His hard work has earned him laurels in international and domestic cricket. I congratulate him on a fantastic career and wish him the very best for his future endeavours. His performance in the Ranji Trophy final to win Gujarat their only title will always be remembered in the history of Gujarat cricket,” the BCCI president added.

The 35-year-old performed 194 First-Class video games and scored 11,240 runs, hitting 27 centuries and 62 half-centuries. He additionally effected 486 catches and 77 stumpings in his First-Class career.

In his stellar career, Patel, main from the entrance, scored a ton within the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy remaining and powered Gujarat to their maiden Ranji Trophy victory. He additionally performed 193 List A video games and scored 5172 runs, with a greatest rating of 119.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah mentioned: “Parthiv Patel has always played his cricket with passion. While he played some hard-fought cricket for the Indian team, his contribution in domestic cricket shall inspire the future cricketers.”

“It was a tremendous feat to lead Gujarat to a maiden Ranji Trophy triumph in the 2016-17 season, a testimony to his astute leadership qualities. BCCI congratulates Parthiv on a successful journey and for his contribution to Indian cricket,” he added.

In his Indian Premier League (IPL) career, Patel performed 139 video games and scored 2,848 runs and received IPL titles whereas representing Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. In whole, he performed for six IPL franchises.

BCCI Treasurer Arun Singh Dhumal mentioned: “From a young teen making his mark in international cricket to guiding the young generation in the right path, Parthiv Patel has come a long way. I take this opportunity to congratulate him on a fine career with Team India, Gujarat and his IPL franchises over the years. I wish him good luck for the future.”


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