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Kapil Dev wishes Nehra ahead of farewell match

by Sahir Usman Nov 01, 2017 • 15:46 PM

New Delhi, Nov 1 - Former India skipper Kapil Dev on Wednesday wished veteran pacer Ashish Nehra all the very best for his farewell game, the opening T20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Ferozshah Kotla later in the evening.

"For every sportsperson, the debut and farewell games are very special. After years of serving Indian cricket, Nehra deserves the farewell in front of his home crowd," the 1983 World Cup-winning skipper told reporters here.

Terming Nehra as a great ambassador of the game, Kapil said: "You served the country very well."

"Farewell Ashish Nehra" read a message above the sight screen amongst a plethora of sponsor names at the Ferozshah Kotla.

Wednesday's match will mark the end to an 18-year international career that started with a Test match against Sri Lanka in February 1999 in Colombo. 

Nehra was only a year older than how long his international career has gone on, and his domestic career has been even longer than that. 

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