Articles about Pragyan Ojha

Cricket wasn’t always Pragyan Ojha’s number one priority. When he moved to Hyderabad from Odisha at the age of 13 to pursue better education, no one imagined that he would become a cricketer in the future. It was his coach Vijay Paul who spotted the prodigious left-arm spinner and showed him the ropes. Ojha made his first-class debut for Hyderabad in the 2004-2005 season. However, it was in the 2006-2007 season that he came of age. He took 29 wickets from 6 matches and made a case for his inclusion in the national team. As icing on the cake, his performance in the 2008 IPL for Deccan Chargers made his case even stronger. Ojha made his international debut in an ODI against Bangladesh in 2008. His Test debut came against Sri Lanka in 2009. It was in the Test format that he excelled. His partnership with R Ashwin reaped rewards for the Indian team. With the rise of batting all-rounders like Jadeja, Ojha soon lost his place in the team. His woes overseas did not benefit him as well. In 2020, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Road Safety Series, 1st semi-final: India Legends hammer Australia Legends
Road Safety Series, 1st semi-final: India Legends hammer Australia Legends

India Legends on Thursday seized a five-wicket win over Australia Legends to reach the final of the 2022 Road Safety World Series.

Indian Cricketers Association nominates Pragyan Ojha to IPL Governing Council

23 Dec 2020

India
Indian Cricketers Association nominates Pragyan Ojha to IPL Governing Council

The Indian Cricketers Association (ICA), on Wednesday, nominated former India spinner Pragyan Ojha as its representative to the IPL Governing Council.

IPL 2020, MI vs SRH: Preview, Dream11 and stats
IPL 2020, MI vs SRH: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Mumbai Indians face Sunrisers Hyderabad in match number 17 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Sunday.

Road Safety World Series: Sachin Tendulkar returns to the Wankhede

07 Mar 2020

Navi Mumbai
Road Safety World Series: Sachin Tendulkar returns to the Wankhede

The crowd at Wankhede will once again reverberate with nostalgic chants as Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar returns to action at his home ground.

Dhoni was always a bowler's captain, says Pragyan Ojha
Dhoni was always a bowler's captain, says Pragyan Ojha

Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha heaped praise on MS Dhoni, terming him a "bowler's captain".

#NewsBytesExclusive: Happy to be remembered as Test cricketer, says Ojha

21 Feb 2020

Odisha
#NewsBytesExclusive: Happy to be remembered as Test cricketer, says Ojha

Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect.

Pragyan Ojha announces retirement from international cricket

21 Feb 2020

West Indies
Pragyan Ojha announces retirement from international cricket

Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha called time on his international and First-Class career on Friday.

Road Safety World Series: Cricketers set to play for India

18 Feb 2020

Navi Mumbai
Road Safety World Series: Cricketers set to play for India

A star-studded India Legends team has been finalized for the upcoming Road Safety World Series.

A look at the best India vs Bangladesh T20I matches

26 Oct 2019

India
A look at the best India vs Bangladesh T20I matches

India and Bangladesh are gearing up for a three-match T20I series, starting November 3.

ICC World Cup: Ranking the top conspiracy theories

04 Jul 2019

India
ICC World Cup: Ranking the top conspiracy theories

The ICC World Cup is the most prestigious cricketing tournament in the world.

IPL 2019: MI beat SRH, here are the records broken

06 Apr 2019

Mumbai
IPL 2019: MI beat SRH, here are the records broken

Mumbai Indians bowled well to defend 136/7 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in match number 19 of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Where are the players who featured in Kohli's debut ODI?

18 Aug 2018

Virat Kohli
Where are the players who featured in Kohli's debut ODI?

On this day, in 2008, Virat Kohli made his debut for the Indian side in an ODI against Sri Lanka.

Here's the complete list of commentators for IPL 11
Here's the complete list of commentators for IPL 11

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to kick off on Saturday, with Mumbai Indians hosting MS Dhoni's returning Chennai Super Kings.

Reliving the best hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League
Reliving the best hat-tricks in the Indian Premier League

How often do you see hat-tricks being picked up by bowlers in cricket? Needless to say that it is a rare feat.

IPL 2018: Purple Cap winners over the years

11 Mar 2018

Pakistan News
IPL 2018: Purple Cap winners over the years

In a batting friendly format like IPL, bowlers have often found the situation tough.

Pragyan Ojha suffers head injury during Duleep Trophy

07 Sep 2016

BCCI
Pragyan Ojha suffers head injury during Duleep Trophy

Pragyan Ojha, the off-spinner for India Green suffered a freak head injury while fielding at mid-on.