Former India and Gujarat wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel on Thursday joined Indian Premier League defending champions Mumbai Indians as a talent scout.
"I would always hold Sourav Ganguly as a leader in true sense with his man-management skills. Sourav and Anil Kumble were great leaders and they made me the kind of person I am," Parthiv said.
Parthiv Patel made his Test debut at the age of 17 and played 65 international games for the country. He scored 1,696 runs across formats with 934 runs coming in the longest format of the game.
Parthiv represented India in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and two T20Is. In 194 first-class matches, he accumulated 11,240 runs.
IPL 2020: Royal Challengers Bangalore to sport ‘My COVID Heroes’ on team and training jersey this season
The virtual launch was attended by RCB chairman Sanjeev Churiwala, skipper Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel and young opener Devdutt Paddikal.
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India wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel in a recent interview brought in a comparison between Indian pacer Javagal Srinath and Australian fast-medium pace bowler Glenn McGrath.
While Wriddhiman Saha has been a regular in Tests, India currently do not have a fixed wicket-keeper in limited-overs cricket with KL Rahul recently taking over the duties from Rishabh Pant, who is a regular squad member but not a sure starter anymore.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel does not consider himself unlucky to have played in the same era as Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he knows that the former captain grabbed his opportunities way better than him.
Patel shared the anecdote during an interaction with Fever Network's '100 hours 100 stars'
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Led by Arzan Nagwaswalla' three wickets, Gujarat bowlers produced a disciplined show and restricted Saurashtra to 217 for five on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final on Saturday.
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Buttler’s rage, a fired up Philander and a series in balance: A long history of wicket-keepers getting under batsmen's skins
Great wicket-keepers always team up with their bowlers, feeding them with information and passing on tips every now and then. They also work on the batsmen’s mind, exaggerating the amount of swing and spin off the track, just chatting away with them or constantly conversing with the bowler or the fielders around the bat.
Seen as heir apparent to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the 22-year-old Pant has been receiving flak for his failure to perform consistently at the top level.
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KL Rahul hit 88 (111 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) and shared a century partnership with fellow opener Devdutt Padikkal (92) to power Karnataka to a nine wicket over Chhattisgarh and into the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy where it will face Tamil Nadu, which beat Gujarat by five wickets in the other semi-final
India vs South Africa: Mayank Agarwal partially solves hosts' opening problem and guarantees spot with consistent displays
By the time he was finally breached, more than halfway into the second day’s play at Vizag, Agarwal had come within 60 runs of doubling his career tally of runs