Dinesh Mongia is a well-known Indian cricketer. He was born in Chandigarh, India on April 17, 1977. He has been a coach at DAV College in Chandigarh, where he also studied. He founded Dinesh Mongia Cricket School of Excellence and had been teaching basic cricketing. In 2015, his cricket school collaborated with the Sky World School of Panchkula, who aims to groom aspiring cricketers. He first appeared in India’s One-Day International (ODI) in 2001 against Australia, but he did not found success in this match. Dinesh made his first half-century on his fifth match against England with 71 off 75 balls. He played a total of fifty-seven ODIs and one T20 international. In domestic cricket, he was considered a hefty run-scorer with an unbeatable high score of 308.
In the year 2002, after his ODI debut, Dinesh won the Man of the Match Award and the Man of the Series title after a match against Zimbabwe. However, there are suspicions that twists in his technique could be revealed on more exacting tracks abroad. He was also dismissed in a bit-part role in his next tours after the apathetic displays in England. Dinesh returned to the World Cup squad in 2003, but India lost during the finals. After some under-par performances, Dinesh was dropped from the Indian team in 2005. He became an overseas player for Lancashire County Cricket Club in 2004 after Stuart Law got injured. He became a full-time player for Leicestershire County Cricket Club in 2005.
In August 2006, he was selected by the Indian team again and had played in Sri Lanka’s Tri-Series. However, the tournament didn’t work out well after a series of major circumstances such as bomb explosion, continuous rain, and the withdrawal of the South Africa team to the tournament. In September of 2006, he got the chance to join a tri-series and compete against Australia and Malaysia. Even though India lost to Australia, Dinesh made an unbeatable score of 68 in the final game. Aside from playing in ODI, he also joined the Indian Cricket League, Chandigarh Lions, and Lashings World XI. In 2008, the ICL suspended Dinesh due to some undisclosed disciplinary reasons. It was said that he got involved with match-fixing and according to Lou Vincent (a New Zealand cricketer), he is a member of the Gang of Four, who is into fixed matches. However, this matter has not been proven and is still under trial.