Pragyan Ojha working hard on fitness ahead of series against New Zealand

Pragyan Ojha has picked up 62 wickets in 14 Test matches AFP

Hyderabad: Aug 10, 2012

A regular in the Indian Test side for the past few seasons, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday said that he is attaching a lot of importance to fitness of late.

“I am working on my fitness. I have controlled my diet. That is the only area, I have to keep a check on, because that is what will help with extra mileage when I am tired,” Ojha told after he was retained for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.

“I have to give my best, when there are expectations fitness counts. I am trying to be more fitter, so that I continue to give my 100 per cent every time I go on to the field,” he added.

Expressing happiness over being retained in the side, Ojha said he would like to give his best.

“It’s a very important season coming up. I am looking forward to it. After New Zealand, we have England coming up. It is a very important season,” he said.

Asked how he looked at his performance in the recent Sri Lankan series, he said, “Sri Lankan series, there were not many spinners playing. We went with fast bowlers.

“Such things happen. Ups and downs are there. I am thinking of whenever I get the next chance for the ODIs, give my best. Right now, my team and the board expects me to do well for the longer version of the game. I don’t want to disappoint them. I want to do well.” (PTI)