Hyderabad: After a few days of speculation, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra has announced his retirement from all forms of the game here on Thursday. The left-arm speedster, who is currently with the Virat Kohli-led Indian side, announced his decision here during the pre-match press conference.
The first Twenty20 against New Zealand on November 1st at Feroz Shah Kotla, his homeground, will be his last game.
It's my own decision. Match on Nov 1 is in Delhi. There's no bigger thing than to retire in your home town: Ashish Nehra on his retirement pic.twitter.com/cPoMRGD0hP— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2017
"It can’t get bigger than getting to retire in front of your home crowd," said Nehra.
Nehra stated that he had spoken with the Indian cricket team management and also with MSK Prasad - chairman of the selection committee.
“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, who was playing for the Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad till last season, also made it clear that he will not the IPL.
“If I have decided something, there is no going back. If I retire, I won't even play the IPL,” added Nehra.