Cricketer Parthiv Patel has said that Indian cricket owed much to its domestic cricket.
“It has evolved big time since I have started. The matches have become very competitive. To sustain as a performing team for two months is hugely challenging. The different playing conditions, travelling, pitches make the process a great experience to grow up with. Thanks to the domestic structure, you can see how well the Indian team is performing in all formats of the game. I feel proud of being part of this system,” Parthiv Patel said in an interview with The Hindu.
Last week, Parthiv Patel completed a rare feat in circket by playing his 100th Ranji Trophy match against Vidarbha. Gujarat won the game too with Parthiv making 58 as an opener and an unbeaten 41 at number 7 to finish the contest. “It was a special moment,” said Parthiv, who will, however, miss the match against Delhi starting here from Tuesday.
Parthiv made his Test debut a good two years and two months before he figured in his first Ranji Trophy match in November 2004 in Ahmedabad.