Indian bowler Ashish Nehra to retire from all forms of cricket
Last Updated: 15/10/17 4:28pm
Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra has announced he will retire from all forms of cricket next month after an injury-plagued career.
Nehra, who is part of India's Twenty20 squad in the ongoing series against Australia, will bow out from international cricket, domestic cricket and the IPL after the first T20I against New Zealand on November 1 at his home ground in New Delhi.
And the 38-year-old, who has suffered a series of injury problems and last played for India in February, said he wanted to go out on top and in front of his home fans.
"It is always good to retire when people are asking why, rather than why not," he told reporters in Hyderabad ahead of the third T20 against Australia on Friday, which is live on Sky Sports Cricket.
"I have spoken to the team management as well as the chairman of the selection committee.
"It can't get bigger than getting to retire in front of your home fans where I played my first Ranji Trophy game 20 years ago."
India will host New Zealand for three one-day internationals and three T20 matches starting on October 22 and all six games will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket.
The left-arm quick has collected 157 ODI wickets plus 44 Test and 34 T20 scalps during his 18-year career since making his debut in the five-day format in 1999.
Nehra was a vital part of India's 2003 World Cup campaign in South Africa, where the team ended up as runners-up to Australia and he was also a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad.
Watch the third and final T20I between India and Australia from 2.20pm, Friday on Sky Sports Cricket.