Nehra confirms his cricket retirement
Ashish Nehra, the 38-year-old Indian pacer, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday (October 12). He will bow out from the international scene after the first Twenty20 International against New Zealand which is set to be played at his home ground at the Feroz Shah Kotla on November 1.
Ashish Nehra made his senior debut for India during the Test series against Sri Lanka in 1999 and helped the Indian cricket team reach the 2003 World Cup final. The 38-year-old has been plagued by injuries and last played for India in February. His 6 for 23 against England in that event – even as he fought illness and vomited on the sidelines – remain the best figures by an Indian in World Cups.
Nehra picked 44 Test, 157 ODI and 34 T20 wickets. He was also a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad with a match-changing performance in the semi-final against Pakistan.
The 38-year-old Nehra was one of only a handful few staying dynamic internationals among the individuals who started their profession in the 1990s. He is likewise set to resign from cricket and the Indian Premier League, which assumed a key part in preparing for his universal rebound in 2016.
India's Ashish Nehra has announced his retirement following the #INDvNZ T20I in Delhi on November 1st. pic.twitter.com/sj3Ox42zPe
— ICC (@ICC) October 12, 2017
Nehra additionally played for four groups in the Indian Premier League from 2012-16.
In his profession, Nehra picked 44 Test, 157 ODI and 34 T20 wickets. He was additionally a piece of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad with a match-changing execution in the semi-fnal against Pakistan. But missed the final’s against Sri Lanka because of a finger break.
“I have spoken to the team management as well as the chairman of selection committee. It can’t get bigger than getting to retire in front of your home crowd,”
“It can’t get bigger than this. Retiring at my home ground is big. I wanted to retire while I am still on top. It’s good if you retire when people ask ‘why’ and not when they start saying ‘why not’,” said the veteran pacer from Delhi.
“When I was selected for this series, I informed Virat (Kohli) and coach (Ravi) Shastri that I think Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) and (Jasprit) Bumrah are doing really well. And that this is the right time for me to go.”
His last match was against England during the home series last year in a T20 match. In the wake of being overlooked for the West Indies and Sri Lanka arrangement, Nehra was reviewed for Australia’s T20I leg. Despite the fact that he was a piece of the squad, he never partook in the preparation drills before the primary T20I in Ranchi. He was seen rocking the bowling alley in the side nets previously the Guwahati experience, however couldn’t discover a place in the playing eleven.
Nehra will also not take part in the IPL.