On Wednesday, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Parthiv Patel announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Just after a day he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, the 35-year-old cricketer joined the five-time title-winners — Mumbai Indians as a Talent Scout.
Parthiv Patel was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad during the recently concluded edition of the Indian Premier League, however, he didn’t play a single game for the team. 2020 was the only year when Parthiv didn’t play any game in IPL ever since its inception.
He has also represented Mumbai Indians previously for three seasons, winning the title in two of them (2015 and 2017). Now Parthiv will be working closely with the Mumbai Indians’ coaching staff and scouts’ group.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have shown immense faith in him. A statement from the franchise read:
“Parthiv brings a vast domestic and international cricketing experience spanning over two decades, along with an understanding of the fast-paced IPL competition. Parthiv, the former Mumbai Indians player, was part of the IPL championship-winning sides in 2015 and 2017. The 35-year-old will work closely with the Mumbai Indians coaching staff and scouts’ group,”
Team owner Akash Ambani also spoke highly about Parthiv and lauded the fact that Patel understands the team’s ‘ideology’. He said:
“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,”
Parthiv Patel also talked about expressed his excitement about joining the Mumbai Indians and stated that he looking forward to his upcoming opportunity. He said:
“I had enjoyed my cricket playing for Mumbai Indians, those momentous three years with the champion sides remain etched in my memory. 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.”