It's official Ashish Nehra to retire on 1st November

Ross Houston
October 12, 2017

But Nehra has now come out and said that it was his own.Speaking to the media ahead of the third T20I between India and Australia in Hyderabad, Nehra said: "It's my own decision".

The 38-year-old pacer, who made his global debut in December 1999 against Sri Lanka, was picked for Friday's third T20I match against Australia.

Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra on Thursday announced that he will retire from worldwide cricket after the opening T20 against New Zealand at his home ground of Delhi on November 1, ending a prolific but injury- plagued career. "And that this is the right time for me to go".

"It is always good to retire when people are asking why than why not", Nehra told reporters here.

Asked if he would be part of the IPL, Nehra said: "If I have decided something, there is no going back".

"I always wanted to retire on a high".

Ashish Nehra plans to retire from global cricket following a Twenty20 match between India against New Zealand next month, media reports have said.

Nehra has been afforded a farewell game at his home ground, a mark of the esteem in which he is held by Indian cricket.

"Had there not been a match at Kotla next month, Ashish would have retired after playing the third T20 global at Hyderabad on October 13".

"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".

"He has played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20Is for India, taking 235 worldwide wickets".

Furthermore, the left-arm pacer won't be seen in the Indian Premier League from next year.

Overall, Nehra has 44 Test wickets, 157 ODI wickets and 34 scalps in T20Is. He missed a part of the 2017 IPL for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, owing to a hamstring injury.

"At times when I wake up, especially in the winter in Delhi, my knees are so sore, it is half an hour before I can even leave my bed and am able to walk", added Nehra.

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