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When Parthiv Patel felt at the age of 24, the career is over now

Parthiv, who played 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and two T20 Internationals, retired from his 18-year cricket career. He said that it is the right time for Gujarat to take retirement after becoming a three-time Indian Premier League champion (IPL) in addition to almost all domestic cricket titles.

Parthiv said goodbye to 18-year cricket career

Parthiv on Wednesday retired from his 18-year cricket career. He played 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and two T20 Internationals in a career.

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800 runs scored in Ranji Trophy, no place in national team

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Playing as a wicket-keeper in the era of Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not an easy task, but Parthiv, with his passion for the game, played a key role in making a state like Gujarat a strong domestic cricket team. He said, ‘The Indian team went on a tour of New Zealand in 2009. Before that I scored 800 runs in Ranji Trophy and scored a century in Duleep Trophy final. I did not get a place in the national team then. I thought my career was over, but then I thought of something else and it was a decision to build a team.

Ranji Trophy won under captaincy, Vijay Hazare tournament

Parthiv knew that unless Gujarat performed well as a team, his individual performance would matter little. Under his captaincy, Gujarat won the titles of Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare and Mushtaq Ali Trophy along with players like Jasprit Bumrah and Akshar Patel.

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Parthiv said, now wicketkeeper should be a good batsman

The veteran believed that in Indian cricket, the wicket-keeper is selected on the basis of batting performance while he is ruled out due to poor performance behind the wicket. He said, ‘I still believe that the best wicket-keeper should play for India in Test matches like Wriddhiman Saha. Yes, skills change according to the format but I believe that now you have to be a good keeper with a good keeper to play for India.

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