Dinesh Mongia announces retirement from all forms of cricket
Dinesh Mongia, a member of the Indian team that reached the 2003 ICC World Cup final, announced Tuesday his retirement from all forms of cricket. Allrounder played 57 ODI and a T20I during his six-year international career.
Mongia, 42, who played domestic cricket for Punjab, had been banned by the BCCI for signing with the Indian Cricket League (ICL) and remains the only cricketer to have not received amnesty from the board even though he has done so for the may of those who participated in the league as mentioned above.
Having made his debut in India in 2001, Mongia scored 1230 runs at 27.95 along with a century and four fifties. He was a left-arm spinner and took 14 wickets while doing the tasks of a half-time.
He broke into national practising with some consistent performances on the domestic circuit. In 121 first-class matches, he amassed 8028 races at 48.95 with 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries. In 198 List A matches, he hit 5535 runs to 35.25 including ten hundred and 26 half-centuries.
Mongia named state coach last year by the Punjab Cricket Association previous season.
Mongia played all 11 games during India’s race until the final scoring 120 runs and took five wickets as well.
In addition to the World Cup appearance, Mongia’s most prominent runs remain 159 out of 147-balls that hit Zimbabwe in the fifth decisive ODI of the series in 2002 at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati. His 17 fours and a six propelled India to 333/6, which proved decisive. He awarded the player of the match and also collected the player of the series award.