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Veteran Indian Pacer Ashish Nehra Set To Retire:- Veteran India pacer and left-arm speedster, Ashish Nehra, after a few days of speculation, has announced on Thursday, his retirement from all forms of the game.
Nehra’s decision was announced during the pre-press match conference. He is currently with the Virat Kohli-led Indian side. The first Twenty20 match against New Zealand will be his last game. The match is scheduled to be held on November 1st at Feroz Shah Kotla, his homeground.
“It can’t get bigger than getting to retire in front of your home crowd,” said Nehra.
Nehra stated that he had a word with the Indian cricket team management and also with MSK Prasad - chairman of the selection committee, about his decision.
“I have spoken to the team management as well as the chairman of selection committee,” added the 38-year-old pacer.
“It’s very important to me what people in the dressing room say. Always good to retire when people ask why instead of why not,” he continued.
Nehra also made it clear that he will not be in the IPL. He was playing for the Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad till last season. “If I have decided something, there is no going back. If I retire, I won't even play the IPL,” added Nehra.