Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha has recalled a heart-touching conversation with India skipper Rohit Sharma, adding said that he met Rohit in the U15 national camp. Notably, Ojha and Rohit have played together for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians (MI) and Deccan Chargers (DC) apart from the Indian team.
During an interview with JioCinema, Ojha revealed that Rohit was a very special player in the U15 national camp.
“When I first met Rohit in the U-15 national camp, everyone said he was a very special player. There, I played against him and took his wicket. Rohit being a typical Bombay (Mumbai) guy, didn’t speak much but was aggressive when he played. In fact, I was very surprised as to why he was being so aggressive with me when we didn’t know each other! But after that our friendship began to grow,” Ojha said.
Now when I see Rohit, I feel very proud: Pragyan Ojha
“He was from a middle-class family and I remember he once got emotional when we discussed how his budget for cricket kits was restricted. In fact, he also delivered milk packets – of course, that was really a long time ago – so that he could buy his kit,” Ojha said.
“Now when I see him, I feel very proud of how our journey started and where we reached,” he added.