Former India all-rounder Dinesh Mongia announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday. Mongia was a part of the Sourav Ganguly-led Indian side which finished as runners-up in the 2003 World Cup after a defeat against Australia in the final.
The veteran last played for India in May 2007 against Bangladesh before being handed a ban for being a part of the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Mongia made his India debut in 2001 against Australia and went on to represent the country in 57 ODIs scoring 1230 runs at an average of 27.95. He also had 14 wickets to his name.
Mongia’s most memorable innings for India came against Zimbabwe in March 2002 when he scored an unbeaten 159 to establish his credentials in the fifty-over format and confirmed his spot in the 2003 World Cup squad.