See Parthiv Patel’s hilarious banter after getting released by RCB!

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Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel took a dig at the Indian Premier League franchise – Royal Challengers Bangalore for ‘releasing him after being retired’ as the franchise have announced the full list of retained and released players before the player auction for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich league.

 

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Parthiv, who had already retired from all forms of cricket last month, was an important part of the team since 2018. However, he didn’t get to play a single game in IPL 2020 as the team preferred young opener Devdutt Padikkal ahead of him. On the other hand, after the retirement, he joined Mumbai Indians as their talent scout as well.

Meanwhile, RCB announced the list of players who have been retained and released for IPL 2021 and Parthiv Patel took a dig at it, referring to it as an ‘absolute honour’.

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On the other hand, RCB had mentioned his exclusion from the released players’ list in their website as: “Parthiv Patel, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket is the other obvious emission from the squad.”

Although, after his retirement, RCB had paid tribute to him on December 9.

Parthiv Patel, who can be seen sharing his views on Team India’s performances, opened up about the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli after the IPL 2020. He had said that Rohit Sharma was a better captain than Virat Kohli, who is yet to win the IPL title for RCB.

“The talk is about who takes a better decision, who reads the game better, who makes a better decision in a pressure situation which helps a team win – In that regard, Rohit Sharma as a captain is slightly better than Virat Kohli,” Parthiv Patel told Star Sports.

List of players retained by RCB for IPL 2021

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Philippe, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Pavan Deshpande

List of players released by RCB for IPL 2021

Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Dale Steyn, Parthiv Patel, and Umesh Yadav

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Entire list of released and retained players by IPL franchises for IPL 2021

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