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Published: Thu, November 02, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Here's How Team India Paid Tribute to Retiring Ashish Nehra

Here's How Team India Paid Tribute to Retiring Ashish Nehra

The crowd is giving a send-off to the local boy. His 18-year career hsa come to an end.

Nehra will bid adieu to competitive cricket after playing the first T20I against New Zealand at his home ground, the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium later today.

Ashish Nehra, who played his last worldwide match in Delhi, remained wicket-less.

India lead the three-match T20I series 1-0. The toss was over and the toss was won by New Zealand and opted to bowl first.

India veteran seamer Ashish Nehra will be playing his last global game as Shreyas Iyer makes his worldwide debut for the men in blue today. Maybe, India could do some of the clarity in the New Zealand camp to settle their middle-order woes.

Experienced batsman Ross Taylor was also recalled to the New Zealand set-up in place of injured leg-spinner Todd Astle, which will give a boost to their batting department.

Dhawan started the innings with a flurry of boundaries flicking one through mid-wicket, hit Trent Boult for boundaries on either side of the wicket and then sliced Tim Southee for same result.

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He later went on to win the World Cup in 2011, under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy.

Meanwhile, veteran pacer Ashish Nehra, who made his India debut back in 1999 against Sri Lanka in Colombo and represented the country in 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20Is, is all set to play his final game as he would bid adieu to worldwide cricket following this match.

Nehra would be supported by Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who played brilliantly in the recently concluded series.

Hardik Pandya was dismissed for a duck second ball but atoned in the field, with a superb running, diving catch to dismiss Black Caps opener Martin Guptill (4) off Yuzvendra Chahal (2-26) as the visitors, victorious in their previous five completed T20s with India, laboured to 149-8 to lose by 53 runs.

India, in the meantime, having an optional training session, with some big names the team India is having like, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shikhar Dhawan are not part of the match.

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