Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Ashish Nehra Announces Retirement From International Cricket, Twitterati Recall His Best Spells

Ashish Nehra Announces Retirement From International Cricket, Twitterati Recall His Best Spells

Eventually called back into the side for the T20I series against Australia previous year, Nehra has been unstoppable in the shortest format. The 38-year-old also played a stellar role when India lifted the World Cup at home in 2011.

"Ashish has told both Ravi and Virat that he does not want to continue beyond November 1 when India plays New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla", the source said. "I feel this is the right time and my decision has been welcomed", he added.

Asked if he would be part of the IPL, Nehra said: "If I have decided something, there is no going back". It's always good to retire when people are asking "Why" rather than 'Why Not?' I always wanted to retire on a high.

India fast bowler Ashish Nehra has made a decision to call time on his worldwide career after the T20I match against New Zealand in Delhi. He is set to play his last match on his home ground - Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

"Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are the form bowlers and Ashish felt that it's only fair in the interest of the team that they continue".

Nehra was recently picked for the three-match T20 worldwide series against Australia but everyone was surprised when he did not figure in the playing XI for the first two matches.

Nehra made his worldwide debut way back in 1999, in a Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

The left-arm speedster, who is now with the Virat Kohli-led Indian side, announced his decision here during the pre-match press conference. He has played 17 Tests (44 wickets), 120 ODIs (157 wickets) and 26 T20Is (34 wickets).

Reportedly, few IPL franchises want to have Nehra on board as their bowling coach/mentor for next season of the league because of his expertise and vast knowledge of the game. "But I am just trying my level best", Nehra was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo after he was selected for the Australia series.

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