Ashish Nehra to retire post New Zealand T20I series

Nehra has been a great servant to Indian cricket and will be remembered for his 'never-give-up' attitude

It seems the 38-year old veteran pace bowler Ashish Nehra has decided to hang up his boots after the new Zealand T20I series. This comes in as a surprise as he is making a comeback to the Indian team after two years. Nehra has been a pivotal member of the Indian bowling department, post-2000 era. Nehra has picked the T20I against NZ, to be played on Nov 1, to be his final match for India. He has had a career that has been plagued with injuries but has made a comeback everytime we felt it was over. He is a true fighter and will be remembered as someone who had a strong will.

It is learnt that Nehra had a word with the captain and the team management on Wednesday afternoon. “He (Nehra) called the entire squad and said he is calling it quits from international cricket. That caught the entire team by surprise but he requested if he could play his last game at his home ground in Delhi,” a source close to the development told TOI.

Ashish Nehra was also a part of the 2011 WC winning squad. Nehra will always be remembered as a team player to the core.

Meanwhile, India is hosting Australia in their backyard. The Virat Kohli led team India has already won the One Day International series 4-1 and are now engaged in the T20I’s, where the score is 1-1. The decider is slated to be played at Hyderabad on October 13.