26 Facts About Parthiv Patel

1. Parthiv Patel is married to Avni Zaveri who is an interior designer based in Ahmedabad.

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2. Parthiv Patel got married to his childhood friend Avni Zaveri on March 9, 2008, which was his 23rd birthday.

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3. Parthiv Patel made his comeback into the Indian Test side after four years against Sri Lanka in August 2008.

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4. Parthiv Patel was then in Mumbai and took a cab to go somewhere.

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5. Parthiv Patel made his international debut in August 2002 against England in the second Test at Nottingham.

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6. Parthiv Patel is back in a home series against England in the third Test match and onwards in place of injured Wriddhiman Saha as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

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7. Parthiv Patel got few chances early in his career as a second choice after Rahul Dravid.

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8. Parthiv Patel was part of the Indian Test team that toured Australia recently though Yuvraj hasn't got a national call after the 2017 tour of the Windies.

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9. Yuvraj Singh and Parthiv Patel recently came up with an exchange of banters online and the fans enjoyed it.

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10. Parthiv Patel took to his Instagram and shared a picture of him as he was seated on a treadmill.

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11. Parthiv Patel opened the batting along with another left-handed debutante Shikhar Dhawan and made a 26 from 20 balls.

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12. Parthiv Patel celebrated this moment by hitting two back to back half centuries.

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13. Parthiv Patel played 13 ODIs in a two-year span, and during an interrupted career managed only an average of 14.66 and a top-score of 28 and was dropped thereafter.

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14. Parthiv Patel was selected in the Indian squad for the 2003 Cricket World Cup but did not play any games, with Rahul Dravid being used as a makeshift wicket-keeper to allow the use of an extra batsman or bowler.

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15. Parthiv Patel played his first Test in eight years, having missed 83 Test matches between appearances.

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16. Parthiv Patel had replaced the injured Ajay Ratra and eclipsed the previous record of being the youngest wicketkeeper, previously held by Pakistan's Hanif Mohammed.

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17. Parthiv Patel debuted in the year 2002 against England at Trent Bridge at 17 years and 153 days to become Test Cricket's youngest wicketkeeper.

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18. Parthiv Patel was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013 and by Royal Challenger Bangalore in 2014.

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19. On 16 May, it was announced that Parthiv Patel will be leading the Kochi Tuskers Kerala for the rest of the 2011 Indian Premier League.

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20. Parthiv Patel used to be a regular in the team and opened with the former Australian opener Matthew Hayden.

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21. Parthiv Patel top-scored with 94 before India-A declared at 467 for eight, but its bowlers struggled in the face of New Zealand-A's strong response in the unofficial first Test here on Saturday.

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22. In the rest of that series, Parthiv Patel took over the role as the wicket-keeper.

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23. On 23 November 2016, Parthiv Patel was called up as a replacement for the regular wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha who had a thigh strain, for the third Test of the India-England home series.

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24. Parthiv Patel was signed by Mumbai Indians for the 2015 IPL as an opening batsmen.

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25. Parthiv Patel scored 90 in the first inning and 143 in the second, and helped beat Mumbai to win its first Trophy.

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26. Parthiv Patel has been doing the rounds in Indian cricket for quite a while now.

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