Dinesh Mongia carried out 57 ODIs for India © Getty
Veteran India all-rounder Dinesh Mongia, member of the Indian personnel which completed runner-up in the 2003 World Cup, announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on Wednesday. Mongia’s final appearance on the field used to be in 2007 for Punjab earlier than he joined the Indian Cricket League and used to be therefore banned by the Board.
Having made his Punjab debut in 1995-96, he used to be a precise if unspectacular performer till the 2000-01 season when he took home bustle-getting to one other level, forcing his capacity into the nationwide personnel with a string of big innings. Despite the indisputable truth that, he lacked the natural grace of most left-handers, he possesses a super quantity of attacking strokes. He has performed a sterling job when given a possibility in the one-day aspect, and hammered 159 in the assortment decider against Zimbabwe at Guwahati in March 2002.
He ended with an mixture of 57 ODIs nonetheless on no tale carried out a Test. His top quality file of 121 suits included 21 centuries. Mongia additionally carried out for Lancashire and Leicestershire.
The punishment for playing the ICL left Mongia with out any reputable reference to the recreation. Most avid gamers banned by the Board for his or her affiliation with the ICL enjoy been granted amnesty nonetheless Mongia remained the lone cricketer who used to be kept out of the reputable circuit.
Mongia used to be made a Dispute selector by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) in the final season.