Former India all-rounder Dinesh Mongia reported his retirement from all types of cricket on Tuesday. Mongia is best known for being picked over VVS Laxman in the Indian group that wrapped runner up in the ICC World Cup 2003 in South Africa.
Mongia was most recently seen on a cricket field in 2007, playing for Punjab, before being restricted by the BCCI for joining the Indian Cricket League (ICL).
The cricketer made his under-19 debut for Punjab in October 1995 and on the back of his steady execution in top of the line cricket for more than 6 years, Mongia has surrendered an ODI call into the national group against Australia in 2001.
Mongia proceeded to play 57 ODI for India where he scored 1230 runs at 27.95 that likewise incorporates an unbeaten 159 in the series decider against Zimbabwe at Guwahati in March 2002. Mongia additionally played a singular T20I for India, be that as it may, he never played a Test.
The left-hand batsman had a prolific first-class career. Mongia played 121 top-notch matches and has 21 centuries to his name.
Mongia had additionally played for Lancashire and Leicestershire.
Mongia lost his touch to cricket after being prohibited by the BCCI. Most players prohibited by the Board for their relationship with the ICL were conceded acquittal yet Mongia remained the solitary cricketer who was kept out of the official circuit.
The cricketer is said to take coaching assignments further on. Last season, Mongia was made a state selector by the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA).