Jadeja ruined the career of this player!
Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha had to announce his retirement at the age of 33 and Rabindra Jadeja was the biggest reason for that. Pragyan Ojha played his last Test match on 14 November 2013 against the West Indies, which was also Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell match from international cricket. In this Test match played in Mumbai, Pragyan took 10 wickets for 89 runs, 5 wickets for 40 runs and 5 wickets for 49 runs in both the innings. After that the question arose about Ojha’s action. Due to this he was forced to drop out of Team India. After that, he worked hard to improve the action and also got a clean chit from the ICC, but by then Rabindra Jadeja, who was included in the good book of the then captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), had secured his place in the team. India was gone. Due to this, Ojha could not return to the team.
No one remembers 10 wickets due to Sachin’s departure
Born on 5 September 1986 in Orissa, Ojha’s last Test was very historic. Ojha not only took 10 wickets in this Test, it was the last Test of the great Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar’s career. In this Test which started on November 14, 2013 in Mumbai, the bowling of Wisdom devastated the Caribbean batsmen so much that the result came within 3 days. But in the excitement of Sachin Tendulkar’s departure, this extraordinary achievement of wisdom was suppressed. However, he was also named Man of the Match in this Test match.
Those 10 wickets are recorded in history
In the Mumbai Test, Pragyan then took 5 for 40 and 5 for 49 in both innings, 10 for 89, the sixth-best bowling performance in 90 Tests between India and the West Indies. Not only that, India’s best bowling performance at number three in the Test match against the West Indies.
Debuted with 4 wickets in International Twenty20
Pragyan Ojha played a match against Bangladesh in the 2009 T20 World Cup in his T20 international career. Ojha took 4 for 21 and was named Man of the Match. Nevertheless, he lost 10 wickets in 6 matches in his T20 international career. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has never shown full confidence in his bowling. Ojha also made his international Test debut in the 2009 Kanpur Test against Sri Lanka.
He took 4 wickets in India’s victory in that Test. He has taken 113 wickets at an average of 30.26 in his 24 Test match career. 5 wickets in 6 innings in Test matches and 10 wickets in one match. Ojha’s performance against the West Indies was even more spectacular. He took 31 wickets in 5 Tests against the Caribbean team. Ojha also took 21 wickets in 18 ODIs for Team India.
Great game has been shown in IPL too
Pragyan Ojha made his place in the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League in his first season. Ojha also played a key role in Deccan’s 2009 IPL title win on South African soil and that is why he got the opportunity to start his international career as Team India in the three formats of Test, ODI and T20 in the same year. Besides Deccan, Ojha’s last season in IPL was 2011. In four seasons, he took 62 wickets in 56 matches at an average of 23.59 and an economy rate of 7.91.
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