New Zealand Cricket has witnessed two retirements on the same day, this after, off-spinner Jeetan Patel too announced his retirement from international cricket.
Jeetan who made his debut for New Zealand in 2006 played 24 Tests taking 65 wickets. Patel also played 43 ODIs and 11 T20 internationals. Jeetan Patel announced his retirement on the same day as Luke Ronchi. The 37-year-old was part of the New Zealand Champions Trophy side, though he did not get a game.
In a career spanning almost a decade, Jeetan Patel was never a permanent fixture in the side. He ended up with 49 wickets in 43 ODIs for New Zeland.
Jeetan Patel who is currently playing cricket in England for Warwickshire. In 2014, it is believed, Patel rejected a chance to tour West Indies as chose to play for Warwickshire.
While Jeetan Patel probably never fulfilled his ability on the international stage, he developed into a highly effective bowling all-rounder at domestic level and has enjoyed a particularly successful spell as a long-term overseas player for Warwickshire, for whom he has produced much of his best cricket.
Jeetan Patel played a huge role in Warwickshire”s Championship success of 2012, their T20 success of 2014 and took them within sight of a double of that season with an outstanding spell of bowling against Durham in the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord”s.
Jeetan Patel”s final appearance for the New Zealand came last month during the tri-series in Ireland. Patel”s international career was more of a start-stop affair where he never cemented his place in the national side. However, his off-spinners did give New Zealand some memorable moments. In all, Patel played 78 internationals for New Zeland between 2006 -2017