Ashok Dinda, a former Indian pacer, has declared his retirement from international cricket in all formats. The former Indian pacer made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday evening, telling the media that he was retiring from all forms of cricket.
Ashok Dinda debuted for India in 2009 and has since played ODIs and T20Is for the national team. Dinda had a great first-class career playing for Bengal, despite his mediocre stats with the national team holding him away from the international circuit for a long time.
On Tuesday, Ashok Dinda held a press conference to announce his retirement. Dinda thanked everyone for their support throughout his career when speaking to the media in Kolkata. He had a brilliant domestic career with Bengal, taking 420 wickets at an average of 28.28 in 116 first-class matches, with 26 five-wicket hauls and five 10-wicket match hauls.
Dinda has also represented India at the international level, taking 12 and 17 wickets at averages of 51 and 14.41 in three ODIs and nine T20Is, respectively. He last represented India in an ODI against England in 2013, where he took two wickets and conceded 53 runs.
Bengal and Ashok Dinda had a falling out
Last season, Dinda was engaged in a big feud with the team’s bowling coach, Ranadeb Bose, which culminated in the association taking punitive action against him. For the remainder of the season, he was left off the roster.
Dinda played three games for Goa in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021, which ended recently. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) granted him a No-Objection Certificate to return to the state team the following season, but Dinda has announced that he can no longer play cricket.