There is no going back on retirements, says Nehra

There is no going back on retirements, says Nehra

"I always wanted to retire on a high", he added.

Making his India debut back in 1999 under Mohammed Azharuddin, Nehra has so far played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20 Internationals for the country. A lot of people are asking me if I am retiring from IPL as well.

Ashish Nehra was recently named in the Indian team for the ongoing T20I series against Australia.

Riddled with idiosyncrasies, inconsistencies and injuries, Ashish Nehra turned out to be one enigmatic character for Indian cricket: a tough nut to crack and an even tougher brain to figure.

"Like I said, I put my point of view to them (skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri)", he said.

"My thinking is that I should be in the XI if I am available".

"What we have heard is that Nehra has spoken to the captain and coach and informed them about his decision to retire after the T20 match in Delhi". I think this is the way forward, especially the manner in which Bhuvneshwar has been bowling in the last couple of years, whenever I've played with [Jasprit] Bumrah, either of Bhuvi or [Mohammed] Shami have had to sit out. So I can easily play in IPL.

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"It's very important to me what people in the dressing room say".

"The only one thing that I'm not happy is my body". It is always good to retire when people say "why", not "why not". "I always said, never say never, but it's not applicable in this case", he said with a broad smile on his face. He also went on to feature in 2003 World Cup and had a highly successful campaign where he picked up 15 wickets at an average of 19.26. He was part of India's 2011 World Cup winning squad. He was a key member of the team that was eventually crowned champions, albeit a finger injury ruling him out of the final.

Nehra, who was included in the T20 squad to take on Australia, announced his stepping away from worldwide cricket on October 11. I think he has taken a good decision.

"But yes I will always feel good about the fact that the captain always asked me to bowl the last over". Also, there are no World Cup or any big events in the next five to six months.

Nehra said he hadn't given his post-retirement life a thought yet and that he had made plans only for November 1.

"For me the true measure of success is how many times you bounce back from failures".

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... "It will help me in future too", he said. He last donned the national outfit during the home T20I series against England earlier this year. For me, it is not how you start, it is how you finish.

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