Nehra recently made headlines for having passed the rigorous Yo-Yo Test and paved his way into the T20I side, in spite of being a senior player.
The 38-year-old pacer, who made his worldwide debut in December 1999 against Sri Lanka, was picked for Friday's third T20I match against Australia.
India veteran pacer Ashish Nehra is set to retire from worldwide cricket after the opener of a three-T20I series against New Zealand on November 1 at his home ground in Delhi, local media have reported. "But he feels, it's the right time to move on", the senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI. "Always good to retire when people ask why instead of why not".
After a few days of speculation, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra has announced his retirement from all forms of the game here on Thursday.
Nehra will make his final bow on his home ground at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.
"I've spoken to the team management and the chairman selection committee and it can't get bigger than playing your last at the same venue where I played my first Ranji Trophy game 20 years back".
The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have said they owe a lot of their skills to Nehra's advice and he is well respected in the dressing-room.
"He has played 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20Is for India, taking 235 worldwide wickets".
Overall, Nehra has 44 Test wickets, 157 ODI wickets and 34 scalps in T20Is.
He was part of the Indian squad which won the 2011 Cricket World Cup at home.
The left-arm speedster, who is now with the Virat Kohli-led Indian side, announced his decision here during the pre-match press conference. However, Nehra couldn't take part in the final due to a fractured finger.
Earlier, Nehra was quoted as saying that he wants to play for another two years, but now it seems that that is not going to happen.