In­dia’s Nehra to re­tire from in­ter­na­tion­als

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(Reuters) - In­dia pace­man Ashish Nehra is to re­tire from in­ter­na­tional cricket af­ter the opener of a three­match Twenty20 se­ries against New Zealand on Nov. 1 at his home ground in Delhi, lo­cal me­dia have re­ported.

Nehra made his se­nior de­but for In­dia dur­ing the test se­ries against Sri Lanka in 1999 and helped his coun­try reach the 2003 World Cup fi­nal. The 38-year-old has been plagued by in­juries and last played for In­dia in Fe­bru­ary.

In­dian me­dia quoted an un­named Board of Con­trol for Cricket in In­dia (BCCI) of­fi­cial as say­ing Nehra has in­formed head coach Ravi Shas­tri and cap­tain Vi­rat Kohli about his de­ci­sion.

“Ashish has told both Ravi and Vi­rat that he does not want to con­tinue beyond Novem­ber 1… , “the of­fi­cial was quoted as say­ing.

“Ob­vi­ously, there is some el­e­ment of sur­prise. One thought that he would like to con­tinue till the home sea­son against Sri Lanka. But he feels it’s the right time to move on.”

The Delhi-na­tive has col­lected 44 test, 157 one-day in­ter­na­tional and 34 Twenty20 wick­ets in his 18-year in­ter­na­tional ca­reer. Nehra also played for four teams in the In­dian Premier League from 2012-16.

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