In­dia quick set to re­tire

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IN­DIA pace­man Ashish Nehra is to re­tire from in­ter­na­tional cricket after the opener of a three­match Twenty20 se­ries against New Zealand on Novem­ber 1 at his home ground in Delhi, lo­cal me­dia 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-yearold 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 ODI 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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