Opening in place of Sehwag, played WC by hitting a record century, then faced the ban, where is Ganguly’s special player now?


Dinesh Mongia hit the only ODI century while opening
He retired from cricket in 2019 and then entered politics as well.

New Delhi. Cricket is such a game, in which along with talent, the role of luck is also important. The injury of a player becomes an opportunity for someone and the one who hits that boundary, his career goes on. Dinesh Mongia has been one such player in Indian cricket, whom Sourav Ganguly gave the opening opportunity when Virender Sehwag was injured as captain and Mongia also played a stormy innings of 159 runs against Zimbabwe, redeeming it completely.

On the basis of this performance, Dinesh Mongia also played the 2003 World Cup in place of VVS Laxman. But, could never score a century in international cricket again. Mongia got a chance to play 57 ODIs for India. In this, he scored 1230 runs with the help of one century and 4 half-centuries. Dinesh, who played domestic cricket for Punjab, never got a chance to play Test for India.

Dinesh made ODI debut against Australia
Dinesh Mongia made his debut for Punjab in 1995-96 and scored runs in domestic cricket for 4-5 consecutive years. After this, he got a chance to make his ODI debut against Australia in 2000-01. However, Dinesh could not walk abroad. For this reason, he kept getting in and out of the team. However, he returned to Team India for the 2003 World Cup. But, could not show anything special in that tournament. After this he was dropped from the team. After this, Dinesh took the path of county cricket to return. But, could not succeed. He played the last match for India in 2007.

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Ban also suffered due to ICL
In this tour, Dinesh Mongia went against the BCCI and joined the Indian Cricket League ie ICL. Due to this they were banned. He was also accused of fixing in ICL. In October 2008, the ban on Mongia was lifted. But, he could never play for India again and retired from cricket in 2019 after waiting for 12 years.

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tried his hands in films and politics
In 2021, Dinesh Mongia joined BJP in politics. Apart from this, he also worked in films.

Tags: Sourav Ganguly, team india, virendra sehwag

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