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Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra announces retirement from cricket

11:26 AM | 13 Oct, 2017
Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra announces retirement from cricket

NEW DELHI - Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday after an injury plagued the career of the 38-year-old athlete.


Nehra, who is part of India’s Twenty20 squad in the ongoing series against Australia, will bid farewell after the first T20 against New Zealand on Nov 1 at his home ground in New Delhi.


He last played for India in February and did not see lady luck smiling on his face in recent years due to a series of injuries.


"I wanted to go out on top and in front of my home fans," said Nehra and added that "It is always good to retire when people are asking why, rather than why not,” he told newsmen in Hyderabad.


“I have spoken to the team management as well as the chairman of selection committee. It can’t get bigger than getting to retire in front of your home fans where I played my first Ranji Trophy game 20 years ago,” the left-arm bowler added and clarified that he would not show his skills in IPL as well.


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Nehra has bagged 157 ODI wickets plus 44 Test and 34 T20 scalps during his 18-year career.


The tall cricketer made his debut in the five-day format in 1999 and was a vital part of India’s 2003 World Cup campaign where the team ended up as runners-up to Australia.


He is best remembered for his figures of 6-23 against England at Durban during the 50-over tournament. Nehra was also a part of India’s World Cup-winning squad in 2011.


Nehra was also a part of India’s World Cup-winning squad in 2011.


Soon after the announcement, BCCI bigwigs and Indian fans lavished praise on the outgoing fast bowler for having resisted the injuries throughout his career.

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The writer is a civil servant.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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