Parthiv Patel joins five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians as talent scout

Parthiv Patel joins five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians as talent scout

Parthiv Patel retired from all forms of the game on Wednesday.

Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Former India cricketer Parthiv Patel has joined the five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians (MI) as the talent scout. This comes only a day after he announced retirement from all forms of the game. He was the part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2020 edition of the T20 extravaganza but didn’t play a single match with Aaron Finch and Josh Philippe being part of the franchise.

However, he was part of the team in most of the matches in the 2019 season and scored a decent amount of runs opening the innings. Meanwhile, during his illustrious IPL career, Parthiv Patel also played for MI and is now excited to turn the new chapter of his life in a different role. He also thanked the franchise for this opportunity.

“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,” the southpaw said according to Cricbuzz.

Akash Ambani welcomes Parthiv Patel to the MI family

Team owner Akash Ambani was also delighted with the latest addition to Mumbai Indians‘ support staff. He felt that Parthiv Patel will further their improve their efforts in finding talent across the country and also recalled the times when the cricketer played for the franchise.

“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 said.

MI have always put faith on the scouting process unearthing some of the best talent in India. Jasprit Bumrah is one of those players, the credit of which goes to John Wright who served in a similar capacity.