Pragyan Ojha lauds Sourav Ganguly’s contribution to India’s 2011 World Cup win

Pragyan Ojha believes that regardless of Sourav Ganguly’s retirement in 2008, the previous India captain performed a sizeable position within the staff’s success within the 2011 World Cup.

The previous India spinner opined that it was Sourav Ganguly, who nurtured gamers like Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, and so on., who performed a crucial position in India’s 2011 World Cup marketing campaign. In reality, even MS Dhoni made his worldwide debut underneath Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy.

On the tenth anniversary of India’s 2011 World Cup win, Pragyan Ojha emphasised the significance of the method and lauded Sourav Ganguly’s position.

“And one Man, I really feel, who had contributed even when he was retired was Sourav Ganguly. For those who see, there have been 5-6 members from the staff that Sourav Ganguly had nurtured. That’s why I say, at all times imagine within the course of,” Pragyan Ojha mentioned on Sports activities In the present day earlier than speaking in regards to the staff effort.

“Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) completed the sport with the last-ball six, however the contribution that everybody made was excellent. Like when you discuss Zak (Zaheer Khan), to me a very powerful half was breaking these partnerships within the center overs, that’s the place the sport is determined, and that’s what he did to perfection.

“Then we had Munaf Patel, then we had Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Sachin paaji (Sachin Tendulkar), Viru paa (Virender Sehwag), Gauti bhai (Gautam Gambhir) and who can neglect Yuvi paa (Yuvraj Singh). Who can neglect the best way he was the Man of the event. It was a collective effort,” Ojha mentioned about India’s staff effort all through the World Cup.

Will eternally cherish the 2011 World Cup win: Pragyan Ojha

Pragyan Ojha was a part of the nationwide aspect between 2008 and 2013 however was not an everyday squad member. The left-arm spinner wasn’t part of the squad in 2011 and missed out on a World Cup medal. Nonetheless, he reckons the win was private for him and one thing he’ll cherish eternally.

“No completely different than others [the feeling of watching India win]. As an Indian, seeing India win the World Cup. Any recreation that they win is particular however the World Cup in India and in Mumbai, it can’t be higher than that. I feel everybody had come out and celebrated on the streets. It’s the most effective reminiscences as a result of when India gained the World Cup in 1983, I used to be not even born.

“So 2011 win is one thing that I can inform my youngsters and grandkids, and this was when India gained the World Cup, and I used to be a part of it. Even when we weren’t within the dressing room, however all of us had been a part of it. That’s the reason this World Cup is so particular for all of us,” Pragyan Ojha added.

India stays the one aspect to have gained a 60-over, 50-over and 20-over World Cup.

Revealed 03 Apr 2021, 11:17 IST

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