The stories of BCCI chief Saurabh Ganguly’s Dadagiri are very famous in Indian cricket. During the captaincy, Ganguly fulfilled the determination he had taken. The winning example of the same is the fast bowler Ashoke Dinda Retires. Actually, when Dinda made her first class debut, the surprising thing was that he was not a part of the selected team. At that time Ganguly went against everyone and not only selected him as the 16th player, but also made his debut.
Bengal veteran fast bowler Ashok Dinda has revealed this on his retirement. Dinda, who retired from all forms of cricket on Tuesday, came to an end with her nearly one and a half decade long career. Dinda thanked BCCI President and former Indian captain Saurabh Ganguly, who went against the people in the 2005–06 season to give the pacer his debut against Maharashtra in Pune.
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Dinda told the story of her debut, thanking Ganguly. He said- I was not selected in the 15-member team playing a Ranji Trophy match against Maharashtra in 2005, but the then captain Ganguly opted into the team as the 16th player and then got a chance to debut. Dinda also said that the same happened in Duleep Trophy and IPL. I cannot forget Dada’s contribution to my career.
This was such a career
Dinda represented the Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors, Rising Pune Supergiants and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The fast bowler took 68 wickets in 78 IPL matches at a strike rate of 22.20. Dinda took 420 wickets in 116 first-class matches and is Bengal’s second most successful bowler after former left-arm spinner Utpal Chatterjee.
The 36-year-old Dinda, who played 13 ODIs and nine T20 internationals for India, joined Goa earlier this season after facing disciplinary action to play just one Ranji Trophy in the 2019-20 season. He played three matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Goa but later realized that his body was not supporting him.