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 previous Mumbai Indians participant was a part of the IPL championship-winning facet in 2015 and 2017. The 35-year-old will work intently with the Mumbai Indians teaching workers and scouts’ group. “I had loved my cricket taking part in for Mumbai Indians, these momentous three years with the champion sides stay etched in my reminiscence,” Parthiv mentioned in an official assertion.
“It is time now to show a brand new chapter in my life. I’m excited, assured, and grateful to the Mumbai Indians administration for the chance offered to me,” he added.
Parthiv brings an unlimited 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’m delighted to have Parthiv becoming a member of us. We had the chance to select his cricketing mind throughout his taking part in days at Mumbai Indians.”
“I’m very assured of his contribution to additional improve our scouting system with the depth of cricketing data he possesses. Parthiv understands our ideology, the DNA of Mumbai Indians and what we try to create at MI. We welcome Parthiv to our one household,” he added.
Parthiv had made his debut in 2002 in opposition to England at Trent Bridge, aged 17 years and 153 days, changing into Check cricket’s youngest wicket-keeper on the time.
Parthiv performed 25 Checks, 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 Tremendous Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore within the IPL.
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