Aashish Nehra announces Retirement from Cricket

Aashish Nehra

Team India’s veteran seamer Aashish Nehra announces his retirement from all the formats of International cricket. Nehra, who along with Zaheer Khan played a vital role in crucial wins had also played a crucial role in the 2003 World Cup.

Nehra, who made his debut in 1999 under Mohammed Azharuddin’s captaincy, has so far played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20 Internationals for Team India. He has picked 44 Test wickets, besides 157 ODI and 34 T20 scalps.

Nehra is best remembered for his magical spell of 6 for 23 against England at Durban in the 2003 World Cup, a match he played despite being unwell and frequently throwing up in between his overs.

He was also a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad with a match-turning performance in the semi-final against Pakistan. He missed the final due to a finger fracture. The fast bowler plans to sign off during the first T20 against New Zealand at his home ground.