Delhi cricketer Parvinder Awana retires from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. The cricketer made the news official on his twitter account. The 31-year old pacer played for Delhi for 9 years and represented Indian cricket team in two T20s.
“Representing India and DDCA has been a matter of great pride for me. I feel that it’s the right time to pass the baton to the younger guys. I thank to all DDCA selectors and senior players for providing me the platform to show my skills,” he wrote on his twitter account.
“I also want to take this opportunity to thank my family and friends for supporting me and standing by me through all the highs and lows. I specially thanks to Veeru bhai(Virender Sehwag), Gautam bhai(Gautam Gambhir), Nehra bhai(Ashish Nehra), Aakash bhai(Aakash Chopra), Mithun bhai(Mithun Manhas), Rajat bhai(Rajat Bhatia), Virat, Jatt ji, Ishant, Puneet and coach Vijay bhai and other senior and junior players have been very significant in my journey on and off the field.
“I also want to thanks all the the clubs and the teams as well that i have been part of. All of my 2 T20Is, 62 first class matches, 33 List A matches and 61 T20 matches is possible because of various teams, mates, match officials, coaches, trainers, physios & ground men,” he added.
Awana made his first-class debut against Himachal Pradesh in 2007. He failed to bag a wicket but a hattrick in the next game against Maharashtra, impressed one and all. He has played 62 first class games, picking 191 wickets, including ten five-wicket and one ten-wicket haul.
He also played for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL season from 2012-14.
He last appeared for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy game against Jharkhand in 2016.