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Veteran keeper-batsman Parthiv Patel retires from cricket

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New Delhi: Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel retired from all forms of cricket on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old played in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and 2 T20Is for India in an international career that spanned from 2002 to 2018.

Patel, in his retirement announcement, thanked the BCCI and wrote that he is “especially indebted to Dada” (Sourav Ganguly) for showing “immense faith” in him. Ganguly was his first international captain.

He made his international debut in 2002, becoming the youngest wicketkeeper in Tests, at 17 years and 153 days.

He was dropped from the side in 2044 after the arrival of Dinesh Karthik and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

He made 934, 736 and 36 runs in the three formats respectively.

Parthiv was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the recently concluded IPL 2020 but did not get a game.

He played in 194 first-class matches for 11240 runs at an average of 43.39and led Gujarat to their maiden Ranji Trophy title win in 2016-17.

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