India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday introduced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. Ojha, who represented India in 24 Tests, 18 ODIs and 6 T20Is, mentioned it was time to maneuver on in his subsequent section of life.
The 33-year previous left-arm spinner from Hyderabad took to Twitter to announce his determination to retire from worldwide and first-class cricket. “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,” tweeted Ojha.
It’s time I transfer on to the following section of my life. The love and help of every particular person will at all times stay with me and encourage me all the time 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/WoK0WfnCR7
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) February 21, 2020
The 33-year-previous final performed for India in 2013 throughout Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test in opposition to the West Indies in Mumbai. In all, he performed 24 Tests between 2009 and 2013 during which he took 113 wickets.
“I am writing this letter to tender my formal retirement from international and first-class cricket with immediate effect,” Ojha mentioned in an announcement on his Twitter account.
“To be an Indian cricketer and signify the nation on the highest degree was at all times a dream I cherished as a teen.
“I fall brief of phrases to explain how lucky I’ve been to have lived my dream and earned the love and respect of my fellow countrymen,” he added.
Ojha, who competed for erstwhile Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians within the IPL, was as soon as reported for having a suspect motion in 2014. He underwent corrective rehabilitation and was cleared in 2015.
Ojha had final performed a primary-class match in 2018 when he represented Bihar within the Ranji Trophy. Since then the left-arm spinner has been out of motion.