Abhishek Nayar hangs his boots from all forms of cricket

Last Updated: Saturday, 26 October 2019 (15:54 IST)
New Delhi: Veteran Mumbai Abhishek Nayar, who represented India in three ODIs,  announced his retirement from all forms of on Wednesday.
"It's been an absolute honour and I'm grateful for all the support I've received through my playing career. I gave it my everything and like they say 'no regrets no comebacks'. Its time to move on...thank you everyone for the love and support," wrote Nayar in a post on Instagram on Wednesday.
 
Nayar represented India in only three ODIs, but his record as a first-class player is more promising.The 36-year-old played 103 first-class matches and scored 5,749 at an average of 45.62, with 13 centuries and 32 fifties. He also took 173 wickets at an average of 31.47, with six five-wicket hauls.
 
Apart from that, he played 99 List-A games, in which he amassed 2145 runs and picked 79 wickets.The left-handed batsman, who worked with KKR as consultant during the last season, has been the lead coach and mentor of the KKR academy in Bengaluru.
He has been also named as the assistant coach of KKR, with former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum being the head coach and David Hussey and Kyle Mills serving as chief mentor and bowling coach, respectively.(UNI)