Nehra to re­tire from in­ter­na­tion­als

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DEHLI: India pace­man Ashish Nehra is to re­tire from in­ter­na­tional cricket af­ter the opener of a three-match Twenty20 se­ries against New Zealand on Novem­ber 1 at his home ground in Delhi.

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 of­fi­cial as say­ing Nehra had 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.

The Delhi na­tive has col­lected 44 Test, 157 one­day 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. – Reuters

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