Former India all-rounder Dinesh Mongia has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on Tuesday. He was the part of the team who has finished as runners-ups in the ICC World Cup 2003.
Mongia has ended up his international career with 57 ODI’s, one T20 international but has ever been to the Test. Moreover, he has represented Punjab in the domestic tournaments and started his domestic side in 1995. He was picked up for India’s ODI team in 2001 after looking at his consistent performances in the 2000-01 season.
He made his first ODI against Australia and left out with a massive score of 1230 runs in ODIs at an average of 27.95. He has put up an excellent performance and stiched 159 in the series against Zimbabwe at Guwahati in March 2002.
As the opener of the innings for India, he went on to score an unbeaten 159 off 147 deliveries, sharing a 158-run stand with Yuvraj Singh, as he helped his team to a 101-run victory. He has ended up his career with amassing 8,028 runs at an average of 48.95 from 121 matches, in which he scored 21 centuries.
Further, Dinesh Mongia was suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) for joining the Indian Cricket League (ICL) from then he has not played an official game. His last official appearance was for Punjab in 2007.