Speedster Ashish Nehra to bow out
INDIAN fast bowler Ashish Nehra announced his retirement from international cricket and the Indian Premier League yesterday after an injury-plagued career.
Nehra, 38, who is part of India’s Twenty20 squad in the ongoing series against Australia, will bow out after the first T20 against New Zealand on November 1 at his home ground in New Delhi.
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.
He was a vital part of India’s 2003 World Cup campaign in South Africa, where the team ended up as runners-up to Australia.
He is best remembered for his figures of 6-23 against England in Durban during the 50-over tournament. – AFP