Former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel has joined defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians as a expertise scout. Parthiv introduced his retirement from all types of cricket on Wednesday. The former Mumbai Indians participant was a part of the IPL championship-winning facet in 2015 and 2017. The 35-year-old will work carefully with the Mumbai Indians teaching workers and scouts’ group. “I had enjoyed my cricket playing for Mumbai Indians, those momentous three years with the champion sides remain etched in my memory,” Parthiv mentioned in an official assertion.
“It’s time now to turn a new chapter in my life. I am excited, confident, and thankful to the Mumbai Indians management for the opportunity presented to me,” he added.
Parthiv brings an enormous home and worldwide cricketing expertise spanning over 20 years, together with an understanding of the fast-paced IPL competitors.
Welcoming Parthiv into the Mumbai Indians setup, proprietor Akash Ambani mentioned, “I am delighted to have Parthiv joining us. We had the opportunity to pick his cricketing brain during his playing days at Mumbai Indians.”
“I am very confident of his contribution to further enhance our scouting system with the depth of cricketing knowledge he possesses. Parthiv understands our ideology, the DNA of Mumbai Indians and what we are trying to create at MI. We welcome Parthiv to our one family,” he added.
Parthiv had made his debut in 2002 towards England at Trent Bridge, aged 17 years and 153 days, changing into Test cricket’s youngest wicket-keeper on the time.
Parthiv performed 25 Tests, 2 T20Is, and 38 ODIs for India, managing to attain 1,706 runs throughout all codecs. The wicket-keeper batsman additionally represented Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore within the IPL.
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