Ojha hopes for better fortunes

Kohli attributes his recent successes to hard work and dedication

Ojha hopes for better fortunes

ALL SMILES:  From left: Indian cricketers Virat Kohli, Pragyan Ojha and S Sreesanth alongwith    boxer Vijender Singh (second from left) pose during a promotional event on Saturday. DH photo

However, the Hyderabad left-arm spinner hoped for better fortunes in the near future.
“I was disappointed, but all I can do is keep bowling well and hopefully I will get picked in the future,” said the Deccan Chargers player.

Asked about how he felt winning the purple cap, Ojha said, “It’s a great feeling. Among so many great bowlers like Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble, I’ve won and it feels great,” said Ojha, in the City for a private function.

Just like Ojha, Kohli too missed the bus to Windies despite scoring tons of runs in one-dayers and for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. The Delhi lad hoped his performance was enough to retain his place in the RCB for IPL IV. 

“I’ve had a great three years with RCB and I will be playing the Champions League with them (in South Africa).

“So, hopefully it will go my way but you can never say with the auction coming up. It all depends on the auction.”

Kohli also felt that his hard work and dedication to the game had helped him in his successes over the past year.

“What is most important in the game of cricket is that you need to learn from your mistakes and I’ve been working really hard over the past 2-3 years and I’m glad that it’s slowly starting to pay off.”

“Of course, I was disappointed at missing out on the World T20, but there are a few one-dayers coming up and I am going to concentrate and put my full effort into them,” he added.

Paceman S Sreesanth, who had last played for India in the Test series against South Africa, said he has a lot of work to do to making his comeback, especially in the T20 version.

“I know I’ve been struggling in T20 of late and I’m working to get more control and maybe I’ll take a leaf out of Pragyan,” Sreesanth said.

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