Domestic T20 tournaments provide us with the chance to see our favourite stars competing with each other and playing together. IPL is one of the main tournaments where most international players participate, and it is the tournament that extracts rivalry and sportsmanship among the players.
Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, and Royal Challengers Bangalore are the three franchises with a huge fan following. Many players have played for any two of these franchises.
But in this article, we will look into three players with unique characteristics of playing for all the three franchises in their career.
Parthiv Patel, the former Indian team wicket-keeper, started his IPL campaign with Chennai Super Kings. Patel, along with Stephen Fleming and later with Matthew Hayden, opened the innings for CSK for the first three seasons he played for CSK. The left-hander has scored 516 runs in 26 matches for CSK. The leftie explored the methods of clearing the fielders inside the circle. He has provided many good starts for the team, which are capitalized well by the middle-order batsman of CSK.
After playing for Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Deccan Chargers, and Sunrisers Hyderabad for the editions of 2011,2012 and 2013, respectively, he was bagged by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2014 edition. The Gujarati born leftie made some good opening partnerships along with Chris Gayle in that year. But it was not a good season for Parthiv. He ended up making only 205 runs in 12 matches he played for the team. As a result, Royal Challengers Bangalore traded the wicket-keeper opening batsman to Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2015 IPL auction.
Parthiv made two hundred runs partnerships with Lendl Simmons, and it became a high season of IPL for Parthiv Patel. He made 911 runs in 40 matches, which includes five half-centuries for Mumbai Indians.
In 2018, Virat Kohli, the skipper of RCB, was eager to pick the former Indian wicket-keeper, and the franchise bought him for one crore. Parthiv continued to impress the franchise by scoring 526 runs in 20 matches for RCB. Parthiv is one of the finest wicket keeper-opening batsmen, scoring 2849 runs in 139 games with 69 catches and 16 stumpings behind the stumps.
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