New Delhi: Former Indian cricket team fast bowler Ashok Danda has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

According to Indian media reports, Ashok Danda announced his retirement from all forms of cricket during a press conference at the Kolkata Cricket Association of Bengal headquarters.

“Sometimes every cricketer has to make difficult decisions in his life. Today is the time for me to say goodbye to my favorite sport,” the fast bowler said.

Ashok Danda said that the decision to retire was not an easy one. He said goodbye to cricket so that young players could get a chance in my place.

“I being a representative of the state of West Bengal and the country faced many challenges during my long career. I want to thank all the people who supported me in good times and bad,” the fast bowler said.

Cricket Association of Bengal General Secretary Asnashish Ganguly, President Abhishek Dalmia encouraged him and conferred the award on him.

Ashok Danda started his career with a T20 match against Sri Lanka in 2009, taking 12 and 17 wickets in 13 ODIs and 9 T20 Internationals respectively.

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