World Cup winning fast bowler, India’s Ashish Nehra ended his career with his team’s Twenty20 win over New Zealand on Wednesday.
Nehra, 38-year of age, and one of the active 90s cricketer, bid farewell at his home Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.
He went wicketless in Wednesday’s match to return figures of 0-29 in his four overs but was carried by his teammates in a lap of honour.
“I will once again repeat that it is always good to retire when people are asking why, rather than why not,” he told reporters in a press conference.
“I consider myself lucky to sign off at my home-ground. I am emotional but happy to play for almost 19 years as a fast bowler for Team India.”
Nehra collected 157 ODI wickets plus 44 Test and 34 T20 scalps during his 18-year career, since making his Test debut in 1999 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
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