Spinner Pragyan Ojha has said that he received a watch as a special gift when he took the wicket of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Pragyan was in the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Deccan Chargers in the year 2009. During this time, a co-owner of the team asked him to gift him Sachin out before the match against Mumbai Indians. Pragyan said, 'This is an incident of IPL played in South Africa.
Our match in Durban was with Mumbai Indians. A teammate came to me before the match. He has known me since childhood. At that time, I was bowling well, seeing that he told me that if I take the wicket of Sachin, he will give me a special gift.
Then I told him that if I took the wicket of Sachin Paji, I want a watch as a gift. He knew that I was fond of watches. This happened the next day too. I got the wicket of Sachin Paji. The team owner kept his promise and gifted me the watch. In this match, Pragyan performed brilliantly and also gave Deccan Chargers a win of 12 runs. He has been part of the dressing room with Sachin for a long time in the Mumbai Indians team. Even the test series of Sachin's retirement proved to be the last for Pragyan Ojha.