Breaking: Ashish Nehra announces retirement

Veteran speedster Ashish Nehra today decided to retire from international cricket after the first Twenty20 match against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi, his home ground, on November 1.

With 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.

He is best remembered for his 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.

(Mayank Mohanti)