Former Indian pacer Ashok Dinda has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. The announcement came on Tuesday evening as the former Indian pacer held a press conference and informed the media about hanging his boots from all forms of the game.
Ashok Dinda had made his debut for India back in 2009 and he played ODIs and T20Is for team India. Although his poor stats with the national team kept him away from the international circuit for quite a long period of time, Dinda had a marvellous first-class career playing for Bengal.
Ashok Dinda Announces Retirement From All Formats
Ashok Dinda announced his retirement on Tuesday via a press conference. Addressing the media in Kolkata, Dinda thanked everyone for helping him throughout his career. He had a fantastic domestic career with Bengal as he managed to pick 420 wickets at an average of 28.28, with 26 five-wicket hauls and five 10-wicket match-hauls in 116 first-class matches.
Dinda has also played for India at the international level and in 3 ODIs and nine T20Is, he claimed 12 and 17 wickets at an average of 51 and 14.41 respectively. He last played for team India way back in 2013 in an ODI against England wherein he picked up 2 wickets, giving away 53 runs.
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Ashok Dinda Had A Fallout With Bengal
Dinda was involved in a massive controversy last season when he had a fall out with the team’s bowling coach, Ranadeb Bose, which led to the association taking disciplinary action against him. He was kept out of the squad for the rest of the season.
Dinda represented Goa in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 and played three games for them. He was issued a No-Objection Certificate from the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to return back to the state team from the next season but Dinda has now made it clear that he will not be a part of cricket anymore.