Samit Patel is leaving Nottinghamshire after two decades. Patel made his Nottinghamshire debut in 2002 and went on to play over 600 games for the club in various formats.
With the departure of legendary allrounder Samit Patel, Nottinghamshire Cricket Club has proclaimed the end of an era. The former England international, who will turn 39 in November. A fixture at the club for over two decades.
Patel made his Nottinghamshire debut in 2002 and went on to play over 600 games for the club in various formats. He won six major medals during his illustrious career, including the County Championship thrice and the T20 Blast twice.
Patel also appeared in 60 England national team matches between 2008 and 2015.
“It has been a privilege and an honor to represent Nottinghamshire, my home for nearly three decades. ” “The club has played a huge role in developing me from the young nine-year-old I was when I first join the club into the cricketer I am today. ” Patel said, according to ESPNcricinfo.
“I cherish my time at Trent Bridge. When I sign my first contract at the age of 15. I hope to represent my country in all three formats. ” “Have no doubt that the club’s unwavering support help me achieve these goals. I will be eternally grateful for that. ” He continue.
While Patel enjoyed his time at Trent Bridge, he admits that he still has a lot to give the game with both bat and ball. Despite the fact that he was not granted a new contract by Nottinghamshire. Patel is keen to continue his cricket career.
“Nothing would have given me more pleasure than to finish my career with Notts,” he added. “However, despite the fact that I haven’t been offered a new contract at Trent Bridge, I am determined that I still have a lot to offer the game with both bat and ball.”
Patel has an impressive record in England’s T20 league, having made the most appearances and taken the second-most wickets (208). In the 2022 season, he was instrumental in Trent Rockets winning The Hundred as well.
Mick Newell, Nottinghamshire’s director of cricket, praised Patel’s accomplishments, saying, “Samit richly deserves the adulation he will receive as his time at Notts comes to an end.” The fact that we associate him so intimately with the club demonstrates how crucial he has been in our triumphs over the last two decades.”