"There are things which are not in your hand. I was not disappointed when Mumbai did not retain me. I am still in the auction race. I would have been disappointed had the team left me out for non-performance. I performed for my team. Look, whichever team selects me at the auction, I will do well for them and give my 100 per cent," the left-arm spinner said in an interview.
     
"I am a professional. I am not getting emotional over my non-inclusion. It's part of the game and you have to accept that. For me, the team should miss my services, and not me who should be missing the team. Let's see what happens in the auction," he said.
      
Mumbai Indians retained Rohit Sharma, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh and Ambati Rayudu, but left out Ojha, Mitchell Johnson, Dinesh Karthik and Dwayne Smith for the coming season of the IPL.
     
MI will, of course, have the option to use the "Right to Match" card at the players' auction on February 12 in Bangalore, but with a remaining purse of Rs 21 crore, it would be difficult for the franchise to buy back all of the players.
     
Ojha has been slotted among the 16 top players with the highest base price of Rs 2 crore each.
     
The 27-year-old was with the Deccan Chargers during the first four seasons of the IPL, but was transferred to the Mumbai Indians before IPL 2012.

 (Agencies)

Latest News from Sports News Desk