Parthiv Patel takes a hilarious dig at RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore made it to the playoffs in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League and then lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator fixture. They finished fourth in the points table with 14 points as they won 7 games and lost 7. They are yet to win a title in the tournament and will be looking forward to delivering the best results in the next season.
RCB unit might have figured it out strengths and weaknesses ahead of the upcoming edition of the IPL. Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, some IPL franchises made bold calls by releasing big guns. Meanwhile, RCB released as many as 10 players including their retired wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel.
Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Aaron Finch, Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali, Parthiv Patel, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Gurkeerat Mann are the players released by RCB. On the other hand, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Washington Sundar, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Joshua Philippe and Shahbaz Ahamad are the other players retained by RCB.
Parthiv Patel takes a sly dig at RCB
Former Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel took a dig at RCB in his recent tweet. The former cricketer reckons that he has been released by RCB despite already informing them about his retirement in December 2020.
Parthiv announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in late December. He also took a dig at the franchise adding that he is absolutely honoured to be released by RCB after retirement. “An absolute honour to be released after being retired. … thank you, @RCBTweets,” his tweet read.
Patel moved to RCB in IPL 2018 seasons where he opened the innings for the red army. The southpaw scored 526 runs in 20 games. He also moved with RCB to UAE for IPL 2020 but sadly, he didn’t get a chance to make it to the playing XI. Parthiv took a dig at RCB because the franchise didn’t use the phrase ‘release’ while announcing their departure with Parthiv on their official website.
An absolute honour to be released after being retired . … thank you @RCBTweets
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) January 20, 2021
The former wicketkeeper-batsman joined Mumbai Indians as talent scout soon after his retirement. After announcing his retirement, Patel joined his former franchise Mumbai Indians as a talent scout.
“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,” he added.