New Delhi: India and Delhi pacer Parwinder Awana today announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, having played his last first-class game back in November 2016.
“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,” Awana, who will soon be turning 32, wrote on Twitter.
There comes a time when all good things come to an end. I would like to thank everyone who have been part of my cricketing journey and supported me at all times. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/wQf9U41lx8
— Parvinder Awana (@ParvinderAwana) July 17, 2018
Awana represented Delhi for nine years and played two T20 Internationals for India in the 2012 home series against England but failed to pick up a wicket. The pacer also played for Kings XI Punjab for three seasons from 2012-2014.
Awana played 62 first-class games, taking 191 wickets at 29.23 besides featuring in 44 List A and 61 T20s. He did not do any noticeable in his first-class debut against Himachal Pradesh in 2007 but attracted attention in the following game against Maharashtra by picking up a hat-trick.
In his message on social media, Awana thanked his fellow Delhi pacers including Ashish Nehra, Sumit Narwal, Pradeep Sangwan and Ishant Sharma.