Five Match-Winning Performances Of Pragyan Ojha; Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has retired from international and first-class cricket. He made this announcing on Friday via Twitter. Ojha, who represented India in 24 Tests, 18 ODIs and 6 T20Is, said it was time to move on in his next phase of life.
Ojha, who made his international debut in 2008, played professional cricket for 16 years. Despite not featuring in an international fixture since 2013, Pragyan was playing domestic cricket until 2019.
The 33-year-old last played for India in 2013 during Sachin Tendulkar‘s farewell Test against the West Indies in Mumbai.
Ojha achieved World No. 5 as his career-best ranking in ICC Player Rankings and will be remembered as the first and one of the two spinners to ever win the Purple Cap in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As he called curtains on his career, we came up with five best performances of him in his career.
Five Match-Winning Performances Of Pragyan Ojha:
5. When Pragyan Ojha paired with VVS to snatch a wonderful victory:
The India-Australia Test played at Mohali in 2010 might be famous for VVS Lasman’s unbeaten 73* and Ishant Sharma’s valiant 31, but you can’t overlook Pragyan Ojha’s contribution to it. He took three wickets in the match and also ensured India’s famous victory when the team still needed 11 runs to win after being 205 for nine.
Ojha scored 5* from 10 balls and the 19-minute stay at the crease helped India clinch the match. Chasing 216 to win in the fourth innings, India lost Gautam Gambhir in the first over of the innings.
Though all the other players got the start, none of them stood in the middle before Laxman walking to the middle with a determined mindset to finish things off.
However, none of the batsmen held their nerves in the middle to pair with VVS before Ishant scoring 31 to his name.
Just when things looked in control, India lost Ishant and the entire pressure was on Ojha to save his wicket.
Even the calm Laxman yelled at him in anger at times but Ojha successfully finished his task to bring smiles on Indians faces.
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