After calling time on his 18-year-long career During the first T20I against New Zealand at his home ground yesterday, Ashish Nehra, in a post-match conversation with former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said that his body will be at peace now as he bids farewell to his international career.
“I will miss all this. That’s what you train for. One thing which will definitely be at peace will be my body. I said earlier that I can go a couple more years, but there can’t be a better time to walk away,” Nehra said.
Nehra was asked by skipper Virat Kohli to bowl the last over the first T20 match, which India won by 53 runs.
“I must be the one bowler who sent down the last over most number of times for India. But those times were different. There was no pressure today.”
“I played my first game here in 1997. The rules have changed and so many runs are being scored. But whatever happens, this team is here to stay. The future of Indian cricket is in safe hands for the next six-seven years,” he added.