After retiring from all forms of cricket, Parthiv Patel has now joined his former franchise Mumbai Indians as a talent scout to further boost the robust scouting pool gathered by the five-time champions.
On Wednesday, Parthiv Patel announced a shock retirement from all formats of cricket, after a senior career that lasted close to two decades. From representing India at the age of 17 to help Gujarat win the Ranji Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Parthiv had a stellar career.
With the former Indian wicket-keeper hinting at beginning a new innings in life, a day after, it has been revealed that the diminutive man from Ahmedabad will now work with Mumbai Indians as a talent scout.
“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,” Parthiv told MI Website.
Ambani speaks highly of Parthiv
Parthiv was part of Mumbai Indians in the past, having played for them from 2015 to 2017. In the process, he was a part of a couple of title-winning campaigns as well when the Reliance-owned side bagged their second and third titles in 2015 and 2017.
“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,” Akash Ambani said.