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Dinesh Mongia announced retirement from all forms of cricket

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Former Indian all-rounder Dinesh Mongia announced his retirement after 12 years since he last played an official match.

The left-handed batsman played 57 One-Day Internationals where he scored one century and four half-centuries. He also played one T20 International for the Indian team. He also represented Punjab in domestic cricket.

The 42-year-old made his cricket debut in 1995 for Punjab and due to his remarkable performance he was called to play in ODI for the Indian side in 2001. The cricketer made his ODI debut against Australia.

Scoring 1230 runs in his One-Day International career with an average of 27.95. He scored his ODI century against Zimbabwe in 2002, where he played an applauding 159-run inning.

Mongia also played in the County, representing Lancashire and Leicestershire. Playing 121 first-class matches where he scored 8,028 runs with an average of 48.95, and smashed 21 remarkable centuries.

Last year, Mongia joined Punjab Cricket Association as a state selector and according to reports, now wishes to take up coaching assignments as a next step in his career.

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