Parthiv Patel is the youngest ever wicket-keeper to keep wickets in Test Cricket. He was 17 when he donned the wicket keeping gloves for India against England in the year 2002 at Trent-Bridge. He started playing for Gujarat in the first-class level and under his leadership Gujarat lifted the Ranji trophy for the first time in the 2016-2017 edition. Till date, Parthiv Patel has represented 7 different teams in the IPL which is the most by any player in the span of 11 years of the tournament. He has represented India in 25 Tests, 38 ODI’s and 2 T20 Internationals and has scored 934, 736 and 36 across formats.
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Date of Birth:
9 March 1985
Age (as on 2018):
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:
8th Aug 2002 vs England at Nottingham
4th January 2003 vs New Zealand in Queenstown
4th June 2011 vs West Indies in Port of Spain
#42 (International, IPL, County)
Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Cricket Association XI, Gujarat, India Green
Nature on field:
Likes to play against:
Youngest to keep wickets in Test Cricket (17 years), Only Indian to hit 5 centuries in first-class cricket history
Career Turning Point
Making his Test debut for India against England at Trent-Bridge in the year 2002 at the tender age of 17 replacing injured Ajay Ratra.
Performing well in 2004 series in Australia.
Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist
Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Waqar Younis
Favourite Cricket Ground:
Favourite sports personalities:
Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar / Deepika Padukone, Yami Gautam, Parineeti Chopra
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
BMW, Audi A6 and Mercedes Benz
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Avni Zaveri (Interior designer)
9th March 2008
Salary Fee(as in 2018):
There was a rumor that once he applied for the post of Multi tasking staff in the Income Tax Department.
Lesser Known Facts
He considered Adam Gilchrist as his role model.
Once he was fined 60% match fee for over appealing against Pakistan in a test match.
In 2003, Tv show MTV Bakra trapped him in their troublesome show for a prank.
During 2004 Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia, he sledged Steve Waugh who was batting at the crease by saying, ” Come on Steve, just one more of your popular slog-sweeps before you quit.” to which Steve replied, “Show some respect. You were in your nappies when I debuted 18 years ago.”
He has represented 6 teams in Indian Premier League(IPL) which are, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Deccan Chargers Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Mumbai Indians.