Indian player Ashok Dinda has formally announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Indian and Bengal player Ashok Dinda made an announcement with the media in Kolkata. In that encounter with the press, he retired as one of India’s biggest veteran domestic fast bowlers at the age of 36.
He said, ‘Playing for India is everybody's aim, I played for Bengal that's why I got the chance to represent India. I thank the BCCI for giving me an opportunity to play for India. Senior players like Deep Das Gupta, Rohan Gavaskar guided me when I played for Bengal. I got the support every time I picked a wicket’.
‘I am today retiring from all formats of cricket. I have sent the mails to BCCI and GCA to this effect. There have been several people who have helped me throughout my career whom I would like to thank beginning with my parents. Then it's Dada (Sourav Ganguly). It is because of him that I got to play for Bengal and when as skipper he stood at mid-off he would always guide and encourage me’, he added.
Dinda became a popular player as he played for Bengal for ten years. Having debuted in 2005, he played a total of 116 first-class matches and a record of having taken 420 wickets at an average of 28. He also bagged 151 wickets in List A cricket and 151 scalps in the T20 format.
Under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, Dinda also played for the national team from 2010 to 2013. There, he played 13 ODIs and nine T20Is where he picked up 12 and 17 scalps, respectively. To learn more about how cricket is played, head over to Betwala.
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