Odisha Medium-Pacer Alok Mangaraj Calls It A Day


Bhubaneswar: Odisha medium-pacer Alok Mangaraj has retired from all forms of cricket.

The 32-year-old Mangaraj represented Odisha in all three formats of the game. He made his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy match against Punjab at Mohali in November 2011. Mangaraj bagged three wickets in the match, albeit in a losing cause.

In 22 first-class matches, Mangaraj claimed 50 wickets at an average of 33.04 with a best innings haul of 5 for 19.

He also featured in 11 List A and an equal number of T20 matches, taking 7 wickets apiece.

Mangaraj’s last appearance for Odisha was in a Ranji game against Karnataka in Delhi, in November 2016. He managed to pick up one wicket in the drawn match.

Odisha Cricket Association president Pankaj Lochan Mohanty and secretary Sanjay Behera wished Mangaraj luck in future endeavours.

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