new Delhi: Team India wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel has retired from all formats of cricket. After this announcement, Parthiv, along with veteran Indian player Anil Kumble, made a statement about their first Test captain Sourav Ganguly, saying that ‘these two players were truly leaders’.
Former Team India captain Sourav Ganguly praised his career on his retirement and described him as the ambassador of the team. He said, ‘Parthiv has been a great ambassador of Indian cricket. He always played as a team man and when he made his international debut at the age of 17, it was good for me to captain him.
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Ganguly said, ‘His hard work earned him a lot of name in international and domestic cricket. I congratulate him for his illustrious career and best wishes for the future. The performance he performed in the Ranji Trophy final and gave Gujarat the title for the first time will always be remembered in Gujarat cricket.
Patel, 35, has played 194 first-class matches and scored 11, 240 runs. He has scored 27 centuries and 62 half-centuries. Patel gave Gujarat the title of Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2015. He scored a century against Delhi in the final.
He also continued his success in the next season’s Ranji Trophy final. Patel scored the highest victory in the final by chasing a target of 143 runs against Mumbai and also gave his team the title of Ranji Trophy.
Apart from this, BCCI secretary Jai Shah said, ‘Parthiv has always played cricket with passion. He has played very difficult cricket for the Indian team. His contribution to domestic cricket will inspire future cricketers’.
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He said, ‘Getting the Ranji Trophy to Gujarat for the first time in 2016-17 season is a great achievement, it shows his leadership ability. BCCI congratulates Parthiv for his successful journey ‘.