Parvin­der Awana re­tires from all forms of cricket

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For­mer In­dia pace­man Parvin­der Awana an­nounced his re­tire­ment from all for­mats of the game with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

The pacer rep­re­sented Delhi for nine years and played two Twenty20 In­ter­na­tion­als against Eng­land in 2012, but failed to pick up an in­ter­na­tional wicket. Awana shared the news of his re­tire­ment on Twit­ter, thank­ing his team­mates, coaches and the sup­port staff over the years.

Awana, 31, made his First­class de­but against Hi­machal Pradesh in 2007. Although he picked up just a wicket in his de­but match, he took a hat­trick against Ma­ha­rash­tra in his next game.

In all, he played 62 First­class matches, claim­ing 191 wick­ets at 29.23, in­clud­ing 10 five­wicket and one 10­wicket haul. His last ap­pear­ance at the se­nior level re­mains the Ranji Tro­phy game against Jhark­hand in 2016.

In the In­dian Pre­mier League, Awana rep­re­sented Kings XI Pun­jab for three years dur­ing 2012­2014. He also played in 44 List­a games and 61 T20s, col­lect­ing 63 and 77 wick­ets, re­spec­tively.

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