Indian wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel celebrates his birthday today. On this day, we dig out some interesting facts about the cricketer from Gujarat.
Parthiv Patel. Pic/ Bipin Kokate
>> At 17 years and 152 days, Parthiv Patel is the youngest wicket-keeper in Test cricket breaking the previous record by Pakistan's Hanif Mohammad who debuted at 17 years and 300 days.
>> Parthiv Patel considers Aussie cricketer Adam Gilchrist as his role model.
>> During the Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century Awards ceremony in London 2002, Parthiv was mistaken as the team mascot when he led the side on stage.
>> Parthiv was questioned by his senior players in 2004 after he was unnecessarily sledging Australian cricketer Steve Waugh during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Down Under.
>> AB de Villiers once stated in an interview that Parthiv Patel is the most irritating cricketer.
>> Eight years ago, on his 23rd birthday, Parthiv Patel got married to Avni Zaveri - a childhood friend. The couple have a daughter named Venika.
>> Ramnaresh Sarwan was the victim of Parthiv's first ever international stumping.
>> Patel has played domestic cricket for various teams such as Gujarat, Chennai Super Kings, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
>> Parthiv Patel has played 20 Tests scoring 683 runs and 38 ODIs scoring 736 runs.