Ashish Nehra set to retire from cricket on Nov. 1 at Kotla

Updated: 12 Oct 2017 05:45 AM

New Delhi [India], Oct. 12 (ANI): Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra will retire from all forms of cricket after the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla, his home ground, on November 1.

As per BCCI sources, Nehra have spoken to head coach Ravi Shastri in this regard.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the 38-year-old is also set to retire from domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League (IPL), which played a key role in paving the way for his international comeback in 2016.

The left-arm pacer, who made his India debut back in 1999 under Mohammad Azharuddin, represented the country in 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20Is.

He has picked 44 Test wickets, besides 157 ODI and 34 T20 wickets.

Nehra is best remembered for his superb bowling spell against England at Durban in the 2003 ICC World Cup, where he picked six wickets for just 23 runs.

He had to fight injuries throughout his 18-year-old long career. During the said period, he underwent as many as 12 surgeries and many other small setbacks.

Nehra is part of the current India T20 squad for the ongoing three-match series against Australia. (ANI)

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