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Pragyan Ojha retires from international and first-class cricket

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Pragyan Ojha retires from international and first-class cricket

Indian left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday announced retirement from international and first-class cricket with immediate effect.

Ojha himself took to his official Twitter handle to confirm the news about his retirement and thanked everyone for their relentless support throughout his cricketing career.

The left-arm spinner last played for India way back in 2013 during Sachin Tendulkar’s testimonial Test against the West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium.

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The 33-year-old last played for India in 2013 during Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test against the West Indies in Mumbai. In all, he played 24 Tests between 2009 and 2013 in which he took 113 wickets.

Ojha made his international debut in 2008 when he was called up for the first time for the tri-series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup in Pakistan.

Ojha brought the best out of himself in first-class cricket where he took 424 wickets in 108 matches. His last appearance in first-class cricket came in the year 2018 when he plied his trade for Bihar against Uttarakhand.

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He represented the now-defunct Deccan Chargers and was part of the title-winning team in IPL 2009. Ojha impressed everyone in the IPL 2009 final where he was the pick of the bowlers for bagging three for 28 in his four-over bowling spell.

It’s time I move on to the next phase of my life. The love and support of each and every individual will always remain with me and motivate me all the time,” Pragyan Ojha tweeted.

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