In a career spanning 16 years, Ojha featured in 24 test matches and picked up 113 wickets. Ojha made his domestic debut for Hyderabad in 2005 and his main strength lied in his flighted deliveries and a little bit of bounce. After a fairly successful IPL outing in 2008 where he scalped 11 wickets in 13 outings which also propelled him to make an international debut in the very same year against Bangladesh. IPL 2010 saw Ojha assume the Midas touch. He took 21 wickets and bagged the purple cap award for the same.
"To be an Indian cricketer and represent the country at the highest level was always a dream I cherished as a youngster. I fall short of words to describe how fortunate I have been to have lived, dream and earned the love and respect of my fellow countrymen. For a sportsperson, there cannot be a greater reward." said Ojha in a letter posted by him on Twitter.