New Delhi(October 12, 2017): The fast bowler plans to sign off during the first T20 against New Zealand at his home ground.
Veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra has decided to retire from competitive cricket after the first T20 International against New Zealand at his home ground, Feroz Shah Kotla, on November 1.
According to a senior Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official privy to the development, the 38-year-old cricketer has intimated his decision to chief coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli.
With the International Cricket Council (ICC) not slotting any World T20 in 2018, Nehra apparently told the team management that it is only fair that performing juniors have a longer rope.
Making his India debut back in 1999 under Mohammad 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.