Bhubaneswar: Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from Odisha, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. The cricketer announced the same on his Instagram handle.
Pragyan made his international debut way back in 2008 versus Bangladesh in the Asia Cup at the National Stadium in Karachi. In the very next year, the southpaw forayed into Test and T20I cricket as well. Back then, he was deemed as one of the brightest prospects in Indian cricket.
He last played international cricket against the West Indies back in 2013 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Interestingly, it was also the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s final appearance for the Indian team. Moreover, it was a series when Rohit Sharma made his debut in Test cricket. In 24 Tests, 18 ODIs and six T20Is, the 33-year-old Ojha picked up 113, 21 and 10 wickets respectively.
He was a stalwart for Hyderabad in the Indian domestic circuit, but he shifted his base to Bihar last season. In that season, he played only three List A matches and one at the first-class level. In white-clothing cricket, Ojha has 424 wickets in 108 matches with as many as 23 five-wicket hauls. In limited-overs cricket, Ojha has 279 wickets.