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Pyagyan Ojha Announced his retirement from all Cricket format

Pragyan Ojha’s carrier

The 33 year old Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. Pyagyan Ojha made his International debut in 2008 in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh. His T20I debut was also against the same opponent in the following year during the World T20 where he bagged four wickets which leads him to be named man of the match. He played only 18 ODIs and six T20Is in total and made his debut against Sri Lanka at home in 2009 and went on to pick more than 100 wickets.

Ojha retired from all format
Ojha retired from all format

Pyagyan Ojha’s Test carrier

Pyagyan Ojha finally showed up in the test match against West Indies where he got the man of the match performance as he picked up ten wickets in total. India won that series and also the game was Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test. He represented India in 48 matches across formats between 2008 and 2013 and picked up 144 wickets.

Ojha in sachin's last test match
Ojha in sachin’s last test match

Indian Premier League’s record

In Indian Premier League he played for the tittle winning team Deccan Chargers in 2009 and later again with Mumbai Indians. He also won purple cap for picking most number of wickets in IPL 2010 and made his last appearance in 2015 IPL.

“To be an Indian cricketer and represent the country at the highest level was always a dream I cherished as a youngster,” Ojha said in a statement shared on Twitter. “My eventful career has witnessed many ups and downs. Over the time, I have realised that the legacy of a sportsperson is not just the outcome of his hard work and dedication, but also the faith and guidance bestowed upon by the association (team management), teammates, coaches, trainers, and the fans.

“I am very thankful to Mr. V.V.S Laxman for mentoring me like an elder brother, Mr. Venkatapathy Raju for being the role model I always looked to emulate, Mr. Harbhajan Singh for being a constant adviser and Mr. M.S. Dhoni for providing me with the honorable opportunity to wear the Indian Cap. Lastly, I am certain that looking back at my career will always fill me with a sense of pride. The most memorable moments would be receiving my Test Cap from Mr. Sachin Tendulkar and accomplishing the feat of taking 100 Test wickets. I hope to continue contributing towards the growth of Indian Cricket in every capacity possible.”

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