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Pragyan Ojha announces retirement from international and first-class cricket

Pragyan Ojha played 48 matches for India in international cricket and picked up 141 wickets across all the formats.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 21, 2020 11:51 IST
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Pragyan Ojha announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Slow left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha announced hsi retirement from international and domestic cricket with immediate effect on Friday and said that he is looking forward to a new chapter of his life. Ojha announced his retirement on Twitter and thanked everyone for their support.

Ojha posted a thank you note along with a statement on Twitter.

"I am writing this letter to tender my formal retirement from international and first-class cricket with immediate effect," Ojha said in a statement on his Twitter account.

"To be an Indian cricketer and represent the country at the highest level was always a dream I cherished as a youngster.

"I fall short of words to describe how fortunate I have been to have lived my dream and earned the love and respect of my fellow countrymen," he added.

Ojha made his Test debut for India in 2009 against Sri Lanka and picked up 113 wickets in 24 red-ball matches in international cricket. The 33-year-old also represented India in 18 ODIs and 6 T20Is, picking up 21 and 10 wickets respectively.

The Odisha-born bowler last played for India against West Indies in Sachin Tendulkar's retirement Test back in 2013.

For him, the goal now is to teach the important lessons of life to his son Yohaan.

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