A few days after announcing his retirement, former Indian wicketkeeper batsman Parthiv Patel is now set to join Mumbai Indians as a talent scout. Patel had been a part of the franchise from 2015 to 2017, winning the IPL twice in 2015 and 2017.
The 35 year old opened up on his new role, “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.”
Team owner Akash Ambani spoke about the inclusion of Parthiv Patel as a talent scout, “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.”