Bhubaneswar: Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha took retirement from all types of cricket. The Odisha born cricketer took to his Twitter deal with on Friday to announce the choice.
“I am writing this letter to tender my formal retirement from international and first-class cricket, with immediate effect,” Ojha stated in a statement-cum-thank you letter on his Twitter account.
“To be an Indian cricketer and represent the country at the highest level was always a dream I cherished as a youngster. I fall short of words to describe how fortunate I have been to have lived my dream and earned the love and respect of my fellow countrymen,” he added.
The 33-year-old final performed for India in 2013 throughout Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Check towards the West Indies in Mumbai.
It’s time I transfer on to the following part of my life. The love and assist of each particular person will at all times stay with me and inspire me on a regular basis 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/WoK0WfnCR7
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) February 21, 2020
He performed 24 Checks between 2009 and 2013 during which he took 113 wickets. From 18 ODIs, he grabbed 21 wickets and likewise performed six T20 Internationals.
Ojha, who competed for erstwhile Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians within the IPL, was as soon as reported for having a suspect motion in 2014. He underwent corrective rehabilitation and was cleared in 2015.
In his thanks letter, Ojha thanked BCCI to giving him the chance to be a component in all types of cricket. “I am indebted to the BCCI for me giving me this extraordinary opportunity and putting their belief in me. It has been an absolute honour to be associated with the board, an association that has shaped my professional life and also enriched my personal development,” learn the letter.
The previous Indian spinner additionally thanked Hyderabad Cricket Affiliation, Cricket Affiliation of Bengal and Sourav Ganguly.
He additionally talked about the title of VVS Laxman, Venkatapathy Raju, Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni in his thanks letter for mentoring and supporting him all via his cricketing profession. Ojha additionally prolonged his regards to his up to date cricketers- Rohit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary and others for sharing memorable moments with him.
In addition to, the cricketer keep in mind his childhood coach late T. Vijaya Paul.
“The most memorable moments would be receiving my Test cap from Sachin Tendulkar and accomplishing the feat of taking 100 test wickets,” stated Ojha via the letter.
Ojha concluded the letter by saying that he hopes to proceed contributing in direction of the expansion of Indian cricket in each capability doable and as he enters a brand new part of his life, he’s actually wanting ahead to educating the vital life classes that he has realized on the best way to his son Yohaan.
With Inputs From PTI