India’s left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha has bowed out of professional cricket after a lengthy career in the domestic and the international arena. Ojha represented India in 48 international games, the last of which was a Test match against West Indies in 2013.
Ojha claimed 10 wickets in that fateful encounter as he finishes his career with 113 Test wickets at an average of 30.26. The 33-year-old also played a crucial role in the now-defunct Deccan Chargers’ Indian Premier League title win in 2009.
Ojha released a detailed statement on Twitter, elaborating on his intentions of quitting from all forms of cricket. "My eventful career has witnessed many ups and downs. Over the time, I have realized that the legacy of a sportsperson is not just the outcome of his hard work and dedication, but also the faith and guidance bestowed upon by the association (team management), teammates, coaches, trainers, and the fans,” his statement read.