Veteran pacer Ashok Dinda calls it a day citing knee injury

Source : IANS 2021-02-02 23:01:35

Just 20 days after playing his first game for his new team, Goa, former India and Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda on Tuesday quit all forms of cricket citing a knee injury. Dinda, who turns 37 in a couple of months, said that age also played a role in his retirement.

"I injured my knee which is why I didn't play the last two matches. My body wasn't permitting. I still have swelling in my knee. I can't run. Also, I am 37. As a fast bowler, 37 is a lot. Otherwise, there is no reason why I should have quit. My body is not permitting," Dinda, played 13 One-day Internationals and nine T20 Internationals, The right-arm pacer, who formed a potent pair with Mohammed Shami for Bengal and was known for bowling long spells, said that not having played for a year has affected his body and he could wait for more with age catching up.

Dinda switched to Goa for this season and played just three games for them in the T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy before missing the last two league matches.