IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians batsman Parthiv Patel reaches a new milestone

Sylvester Tamang
In his 106 matches played in the IPL, Patel has scored more than 2000 runs.

Mumbai Indians batsman Parthiv Patel on Wednesday reached a new milestone by scoring 2000 runs in his Indian Premier League (IPL) career.

Parthiv played a resolute knock of 39 runs in the tenth match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was caught at the boundary by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

In his 106 matches played in the IPL, Patel has scored more than 2000 runs at an average of 21 with his highest
score of 81.

His 2015 season of the IPL was a decent one with him getting 339 runs in 14 innings with 59 being his highest score that year.

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The 29-year-old left-hander, who has been impressive with the bat in one-day cricket, was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for the first three seasons of the IPL, moved to Kochi Tuskers Kerala before being bought by the Deccan Chargers at the IPL Player Auction 2012. In the 2014 IPL Player Auction, he was purchased by RCB.

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The Bangalore-based team traded him to MI ahead of IPL 2015. After his whirlwind journey, Parthiv seems to have settled down with MI.

He was part of the winning squad in 2015 and made important contributions at the top order with Lendl Simmons.

In the ninth season of the IPL, Parthiv, who had a productive domestic season, would look to get big scores and help MI defend their title.