Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi being the home ground to one of India’s finest bowler Ashish Nehra would be ready to bid an emotional farewell to its local boy here at the 1st T20 of the 3 match series between the top-seeded Kiwis and 5th ranked hosts India.
The left-armed fast-medium pacer has played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20s for India, so far with a total of 235 wickets in his bucket from the above three formats. The Delhi-ite made his International test debut against Sri Lanka in 1999, and drove off his International career in ODIs against Zimbabwe 2 years later in 2001.
Nehra (on October 12, 2017) announced that he would be retiring from all forms of cricket after the 1st T20 International match against the Kiwis which is set to be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla on November 1.
Nehra’s career was filled with more of injuries and absences from the National Team which led to his decline as the pillar of the spearhead attack of the pace department of India at the time when Balaji, Ajit Agarkar & Pathan were on a tremendous rise. Another injury in his finger in the WC 2011 make him saw no place in the National team since then.
But still, Ashish has given the Indian team some of the finest spells and jaw-cracking deliveries which has helped the team to get out of some tough times even in the presence of Zaheer Khan which was seen as the front face of the Indian bowling attack.
Ashish has played for 5 teams in the IPL including Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad.