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Ashok Dinda announces retirement from all formats of the game

February 3, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

India's right-arm fast bowler Ashok Dinda has announced his retirement from all formats of the game after a successful career in the domestic circuit. The pacer represented India in 13 ODIs and 9 T20Is picking up 12 and 17 wickets, respectively. Even though Dinda could not retrieve desired limelight in the international circuit, the seamer has some stunning figures to his name in domestic cricket. Dinda was Bengal's second most successful bowler after Utpal Chatterjee. The 36-year-old picked up 420 first-class wickets in just 116 games. Ashok Dinda also boasts of having 151 and 146 dismissals in 98 List-A matches and 144 T20s, respectively. However, last year the seamer had a dispute with the coaching staff of Bengal and decided to move to Goa.

In 2019, Ashok Dinda made his India debut under MS Dhoni's captaincy during a T20 game against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. He took the wicket of Sanath Jayasuriya. While batting, he scored 19 runs off 20 balls before being dismissed by Tillakaratne Dilshan. The pacer managed to pick up only one wicket and gave away 34 runs in three overs in that match. After five months, he made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. In that tour, he went wicketless for 49 runs in 7.2 overs. The fast bowler was then selected for the 2010 Asia Cup squad in Sri Lanka. However, Dinda only featured in one game. He ended up with 0/39 in 5 overs in a group stage match against Sri Lanka.

It is because Sourav Ganguly that I got to play for Bengal: Ashok Dinda

Talking about his IPL career, Ashok Dinda has represented five IPL franchises. He was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pune Warriors, and Rising Pune Supergiant. The Bengal pacer featured in 78 IPL matches across 10 seasons. He also picked up 68 wickets with a best of 4/18 against five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians

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Written By,

Ankit Seth