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Ashish Nehra Set To Retire After New Delhi T20I Against New Zealand

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| October 11 , 2017 , 17:37 IST

Senior India pacer Ashish Nehra — who was recently recalled in the team — has informed the team management that he would like to bring down the curtains on his career after the T20I match against New Zealand on November 1.

A senior BCCI official told Cricketnext that the veteran pacer has already spoken to skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri and informed them about his decision to retire.

"What we have heard is that Nehra has spoken to the captain and coach and informed them about his decision to retire after the T20 match in Delhi. Nehra has requested for one last match at his home ground and wants to go out on a high," the official said.

Nehra was recently picked for the three-match T20 International series against Australia but everyone was surprised when he did not figure in the playing XI for the first two matches.

Making his India debut back in 1999 under Mohammed Azharuddin, Nehra has so far played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20 Internationals for the country. He has picked 44 Test wickets, besides 157 ODI and 34 T20 scalps. 

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The left-arm pacer was also part of the Indian team that lifted the ICC World Cup 2011 trophy. However, Nehra couldn't take part in the final due to a fractured finger.

It is learnt that a few IPL franchises want Nehra as their bowling coach-cum-mentor as his expertise and knowledge with white ball is considered to be unparalleled.