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I don't play cricket to get selected, says Parthiv Patel

I don't play cricket to get selected, says Parthiv Patel

Patel was part of the victorious Mumbai Indians squad, which won the IPL title for the record third time last night, defeating Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in a thriller at Hyderabad.

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: This Twitter user predicted every detail of Sunday finale, got 8 out of 9 right

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: This Twitter user predicted every detail of Sunday finale, got 8 out of 9 right

While Mumbai Indians went ahead to script history, becoming the first team to win three IPL trophies, when they defeated Rising Pune Supergiant in a pulsating Sunday finale at Hyderabad, there was this one Twitterati who made predictions, much ahead of the match and almost all of them were right.

IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Don't think last two overs cost us the game, feels Parthiv Patel

IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Don't think last two overs cost us the game, feels Parthiv Patel

"These kinds of things can happen in this format when someone like (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni is batting. Obviously we were in control, but I won't say it (loss) was just because of those two overs," said wicket-keeper Patel in the post-match media conference at the Wankhede Stadium.

WATCH: Martin Guptill takes a wonder catch to send Lendl Simmons back in MI vs KXIP match

WATCH: Martin Guptill takes a wonder catch to send Lendl Simmons back in MI vs KXIP match

Chasing a 231-run target, the hosts rode on a brilliant opening stand of Lendl and Parthiv Patel. The duo posted 99 runs in 8.4 overs for the opening stand, and threatened to overhaul the target.

IPL 2017, SRH vs MI: Good to have a bad day out of way ahead of play-offs, feels Parthiv Patel

IPL 2017, SRH vs MI: Good to have a bad day out of way ahead of play-offs, feels Parthiv Patel

Batting first, Mumbai Indians, who have already confirmed their play-offs berth, could only post a modest 138-7 but Sunrisers overhauled the target with seven wickets and 10 balls to spare.

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians is not losing sleep over Lasith Malinga's poor form, says Parthiv Patel

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians is not losing sleep over Lasith Malinga's poor form, says Parthiv Patel

"We have good options, our bowling attack is not something which is dependent on any bowler or any wicket. We have variety in bowling," he added.

WATCH: Samuel Badree scripts IPL history on debut, takes first hat-trick of 2017 season in magical spell

WATCH: Samuel Badree scripts IPL history on debut, takes first hat-trick of 2017 season in magical spell

His figures of 4-1-9-4, that too in the batting power-play at a venue which is known as a batting paradise, ravaged the Mumbai top-order.

IPL 2017: Skipper Rohit Sharma's presence in middle order provides stability to our batting order, says Parthiv Patel

IPL 2017: Skipper Rohit Sharma's presence in middle order provides stability to our batting order, says Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel today backed Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma's decision to not opening the innings, saying the move gives stability to the batting order.

#IPL2017: Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler engage in Twitter banter amid preparations

#IPL2017: Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler engage in Twitter banter amid preparations

Mumbai Indians will be taking on Rising Pune Supergiants, on Thursday, at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.  

Shikhar Dhawan guides India B to 27-run win in Deodhar Trophy opener

Shikhar Dhawan guides India B to 27-run win in Deodhar Trophy opener

Dhawan, who is a eyeing a comeback in the Champions Trophy in June, helped India B post 327 for eight in 50 overs.

Parthiv Patel got a 'special' wish from Virender Sehwag on his birthday

Parthiv Patel got a 'special' wish from Virender Sehwag on his birthday

Virender Sehwag wants Parthiv Patel to play for India U-19

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: West Zone beat North Zone by eight wickets in low-scoring match

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: West Zone beat North Zone by eight wickets in low-scoring match

Chasing 108, Iyer and Patel built a match winning 80-run first wicket partnership which laid the foundation of victory.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Preview: Star-packed North favourites to lift T20 inter-zonals

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Preview: Star-packed North favourites to lift T20 inter-zonals

The North side has explosive batsmen in Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant

India vs Bangladesh Squad: Parthiv Patel dropped, Wriddhiman Saha back, Abhinav Mukund recalled

India vs Bangladesh Squad: Parthiv Patel dropped, Wriddhiman Saha back, Abhinav Mukund recalled

Parthiv Patel, who led Gujrat to their first ever Ranji Trophy triumph by beating Mumbai in the final, was dropped in favour of Wriddhiman Saha.

India-Bangladesh Test: Wriddhiman Saha, Parthiv Patel may both be included in 15-man squad

India-Bangladesh Test: Wriddhiman Saha, Parthiv Patel may both be included in 15-man squad

The likes of KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Chennai triple centurion Karun Nair are certainties in the side.

Sourav Ganguly echoes MSK Prasad's backing of Wriddhiman Saha as India's undisputed Test wicket-keeper

Sourav Ganguly echoes MSK Prasad's backing of Wriddhiman Saha as India's undisputed Test wicket-keeper

Wriddhiman struck a career-best first class score of 203 not out in an unbroken 316-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (123*) to help Rest of India defeat Gujarat by six wickets.

Irani Cup: Record breaking Wriddhiman Saha credits Virender Sehwag for double century

Irani Cup: Record breaking Wriddhiman Saha credits Virender Sehwag for double century

This was Saha`s first double hundred in any first class match.

Virender Sehwag pays tribute to 'Chota Chetan' Parthiv Patel following Ranji Trophy success

Virender Sehwag pays tribute to 'Chota Chetan' Parthiv Patel following Ranji Trophy success

Parthiv played a stupendous knock of 143 runs in the 2nd innings to beat record champions Mumbai by five wickets on the final day at the Holkar Stadium on Saturday.

SHOCKING VIDEO: RP Singh snatches fan’s cell phone, throws it on the ground

SHOCKING VIDEO: RP Singh snatches fan’s cell phone, throws it on the ground

The Rae Bareli-born cricketer has been a crucial member of the Parthiv Patel-led Gujarat side in their Ranji winning campaign.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Gujarat dethrones Mumbai to be crowned champions for the first time

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Gujarat dethrones Mumbai to be crowned champions for the first time

Parthiv was also named the Man of the Match for his century in the 2nd innings along with a 90 in the first.