Former India player and fast bowler Ashok Dinda had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket a few days ago. Dinda retires as one of India’s biggest veteran domestic fast bowlers having picked up over 400 First-Class wickets. He played 13 ODIs and nine T20I matches for India between 2010 and 2013. Dinda made his India debut under MS Dhoni's captaincy in 2009 during a T20I against Sri Lanka in Nagpur, where he took 1/34 from three overs. He made his ODI five months later against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, where he went wicketless for 49 runs in 7.2 overs. In the IPL, Dinda represented Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Royal Challengers Bangalore and the now-defunct Pune Warriors and Rising Pune Supergiant. He played 78 IPL matches across 10 editions and picked up 68 wickets with a best of 4/18 against five-time champions Mumbai Indians. Dinda thanked the BCCI and expressed gratitude towards his former captain Sourav Ganguly and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).