One of India's best liked fast bowlers, who had spent 19 years on the cricketing pitch, and represented India on several occasions, Ashish Nehra took a bow recently.
It was a memorable farewell, the occasion being the first of a three-match T20 International against New Zealand. India outshone New Zealand, beating them by 53 runs in this match and took a 1-0 lead. It was a perfect moment for the never-say-die cricketer, on his home grounds.
A match that could have gone either way proved to be a dampener with a wet outfield playing spoilsport at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. While India won the first T20 at Dhoni's hometown, Ranchi, the David Warne-led Australian team levelled the series by clinching the second T20 played in Guwahati.
While the hosts were planning to win the series in Hyderabad, the visitors were planning to stage an upset at Warner's Premium League side, Sunrisers Hyderabad's home ground.