Ashish Nehra, the veteran Indian pacer, announced his decision on Thursday to hang up his boots from all forms of cricket, capping an 18-year-old career often marred by injury.
The 38-year-old said he would retire after the first T20I against New Zealand, scheduled to be played at his home ground at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on November 1.
His announcement came a day ahead of India's third and decisive T20I against Australia in Hyderabad, where the bowler is with the team. Both sides are now level 1-1 in the three-match series.
"It is my own decision, I have spoken to the team management as well as the chairman of selection committee. I'm really lucky, it can't get bigger than getting to retire in front of your home crowd," said Nehra.