All rounder Dinesh Mongia announced his retirement in all formats of cricket
All-rounder Dinesh Mongia announced on Tuesday his retirement in all formats of cricket. Mongia’s last cricket game was in 2007 when he played for Punjab. After the game, he joined the ICL and was temporarily banned by the board.
After being banned by the BCCI for playing in ICL, he was left without any connection with cricket. Players who were sanctioned by BCCI were usually granted amnesty, but the all-rounder was the only player who was left out in the scheme of things.
He opted to coach young players to maintain his connection with cricket. He was appointed as a State selector by the Punjab Cricket Association last season.
During an ODI match against Zimbabwe, he scored 159. He has never played in Test for India cricket team.
The first match he played for India was in 2006 against the Proteas. He played T20I and scored 38 as the team chased 127 to beat South Africa.
His first ODI debut was against Australia in 2001.
The all-rounder ended his brief career in cricket with 57 ODIs. His record figures in First-Class cricket was 121 matches with 21 centuries. He also played County cricket for Lancashire and Leicestershire.
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