Parthiv Patel, previous India and Gujarat wicket-keeper batsman, on Thursday, joined Indian Premier League defending champions Mumbai Indians as a talent scout.
Parthiv, who featured in 25 Tests, 38 ODIs and two T20s for India, had announced his retirement on Wednesday, drawing curtains on a profession spanning 18 years.
“Parthiv brings an enormous home and worldwide cricketing expertise spanning over 20 years, together with an understanding of the fast-paced IPL competitors,” MI mentioned in an announcement.
MI proprietor Akash Ambani mentioned that he was delighted to have Parthiv becoming a member of the franchise.
“We had the chance to select his cricketing mind throughout his playing days at Mumbai Indians. I’m very assured of his contribution to additional improve our scouting system with the depth of cricketing information he possesses.
“Parthiv understands our ideology, the DNA of Mumbai Indians and what we try to create at MI,” mentioned Ambani.
The 35-old former wicket-keeper, on his half, mentioned that he was grateful for the chance that was offered to him.
“I had loved my cricket playing for Mumbai Indians, these momentous three years with the champion sides stay itched in my reminiscence. It’s 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,” mentioned Parthiv.
Parthiv, a former Mumbai Indians participant, was a part of the IPL successful sides in 2015 and 2017. He’ll now work intently with the teaching employees and scouts’ group.