Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar joined the bandwagon of players who wished Pragyan Ojha on his retirement. Ojha, 33, announced his retirement from all formats of cricket on Friday, 12 years after making his international debut versus Bangladesh in Karachi, before going on to make his Test debut one year later.
Ojha decided to call time on his career, as he last played an international game for India in 2013. Coincidentally, it was also the last game that Tendulkar played for India, before his retirement, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
As soon as the news of Ojha’s retirement broke out, wishes started to pour in for the former Indian spinner with the likes of Tendulkar and VVS Laxman also taking to social media to congratulate him.
Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman Congratulate Pragyan Ojha Post His Retirement:
Master Blaster Sachin took to Twitter and shared an old picture of the two of them alongside penning a heartfelt note for Ojha besides welcoming him to the ‘second innings club’.
He wrote, “It was always great to see your big heart & skill at work. You made my last Test special by picking 10 wickets. Welcome to the second innings club, my friend,” and tagged Ojha in the post.
Earlier in the day, another Indian legend, Laxman also wished Ojha, whilst wishing him success for his future endeavours.
“Congratulations Pragyan on a wonderful career. Was great being part of your journey and see you evolve from a young talented spinner to a world class bowler. Wishing you a successful and fruitful 2nd innings,” wrote Laxman.
In his career spanning across 12 years, Ojha played 24 Tests in Indian colours, alongside 18 ODIs and six T20Is, amassing a total of 144 wickets in international cricket. In Test cricket alone, he scalped 113 wickets, with best bowling figures of 6-47.