New Delhi: Indian wicket batsman Naman Ojha announced he will be stepping down from all international and domestic cricket formats on Monday. The 37-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has played cricket in all three formats of Test, ODI and T20 International for India. Naman Ojha played one test, one ODI and two T20 matches for Team India.
Suresh Raina made his debut as captain
Naman Ojha made his international debut in the ODI series in Zimbabwe in 2010, in this series Suresh Raina was appointed captain in Dhoni’s absence. Naman Ojha played the only Test of his career against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2015.
22 centuries in first class
Naman Ojha, who played cricket for Madhya Pradesh at national cricket, played 146 first class matches, scoring 9,753 points with an average of 41.67. In first class matches, he scored 22 centuries and 55 half centuries and his highest score was 219 without going out.
Apart from that, he played 143 A List games and 182 T20 games, including 113 IPL games. In the IPL, he played for Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The recording was made with Warner in IPL
Naman’s 189-run second wicket partnership with David Warner in 2012 is still the largest any wicket partnership for Delhi and the fifth largest in IPL history. He played his last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad while playing for Delhi in 2018.
Naman said: “ After 20 years in first class and before those many years in the junior class, I think the time has come to move forward. It was a great trip and the best time of my life. I am grateful to my coach, trainer, physio, selector, captain, team players, my family, my supporters, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association and Board of Control for Cricket in India, who helped me achieve my dream of playing for country and state.