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Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long queues return from Sydney to Shanghai

Friday, November 3 2017

Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long queues return from Sydney to Shanghai

Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long queues return from Sydney to Shanghai Apple's iPhone X hits the spot as long queues return from Sydney to Shanghai Source : Tom Westbrook, Pei Li 13:41 hrs SYDNEY/BEIJING: Long, snaking lines formed outside Apple Inc stores in Asia early on Friday as fans flocked to buy the new iPhone X, a turnout that contrasts with the more lacklustre launches for the past two iterations of the premium smartphone. Strong initial demand underscores Apple's upbeat sales forecast for the year-end holiday shopping season, provided just hours before iPhone X sales began.In Australia, around 400 people queued outside Apple's flagship store in central Sydney to pay A$1,579 ($1,218) for the 10th-anniversary model, a glass-and-stainless-steel device that Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook billed as "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone." Just 30 people turned up for the September release of the iPhone 8, an incremental update of the iPhone 7."It's beautiful bro, what a feeling, I'm excited," builder Bishoy Behman, 18, told Reuters after picking up two iPhone X as the first in line. He said he camped outside the store for a week before paying to improve his place in the queue overnight.The iPhone X comes a decade after the original iPhone, the product that powered Apple's rise to become the world's biggest technology company with a market capitalisation of $868 billion.The firm opened pre-orders on Oct. 27 and has said demand was "off the charts." The handset features an edge-to-edge display designed for deeper colour rendition and an innovative camera for face-recognition identification.Analysts have expressed concern that supply issues might stop Apple satisfying early demand. The camera, for instance, has never before been manufactured in the volume Apple demands.Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri told Reuters on Thursday that Apple was "quite happy" with how manufacturing of the iPhone X was progressing."Production is growing every week, and that's very, very important during a ramp period," he said.QUICK PROFITIn Apple's Omotesando store in Tokyo, some 550 people were waiting in a line stretching to around 600 metres. "I'm going home, and after having a rest, I'd like to have fun (with the phone)," said first-in-line Yamaura, a 21-year-old college student who spent six days in the queue.In Singapore, two tourists from Thailand - which is not an initial launch market - were the first to receive pre-ordered phones at a flagship store in the Orchard shopping district.Arbitrage traders were also in line in an attempt to take advantage of the strong demand. In Hong Kong, some buyers quickly resold iPhone X handsets for a profit, but the resale premium eased as waiting times fell and supply concerns eased.Newly purchased iPhone X were reselling for HK$11,800 ($1,512) soon after sales began, but the price quickly fell to HK$10,300, a trader told Reuters. In mainland China - where Hong Kong traders often sell newly purchased goods - the anniversary model's starting price is 8,388 yuan ($1,267). In Beijing, Zhou Ying, an iPhone trader since 2010, bought two iPhone X from re-sellers at a premium of 300 yuan, hoping to make several hundred yuan in profit.But China iPhone sales have sagged in recent years as consumers switch to cheaper phones, while China becoming a launch market has hit demand for Hong Kong handsets."It is getting harder and harder for us to scalp iPhones. It is not the same as before," said Ms Zhou.Lines also started to form outside Apple's New York City stores on Thursday evening, with a salesperson at one shop in the Upper West Side telling Reuters about 20 people had queued up so far.The most immediately noticeable change to the iPhone X from previous models is the removal of the physical home button and fingerprint sensor formerly used for unlocking. Instead, the iPhone X is unlocked with a so-called Face ID system, in which the user looks into a depth-sensing camera."I thought not having a home button would be an adjustment, but the new gestures are easy to learn and very natural," IT worker Greg Johnson told Reuters after testing his new phone in Sydney.($1 = 1.2960 Australian dollars)($1 = 7.8022 Hong Kong dollars)($1 = 6.6183 Chinese yuan renminbi) SEARCH

CBI should probe Infosys for shoddy GST work, demands CAIT

Friday, November 3 2017

CBI should probe Infosys for shoddy GST work, demands CAIT

CBI should probe Infosys for shoddy GST work, demands CAIT CBI should probe Infosys for shoddy GST work, demands CAIT Source : SIFY Last Updated: Fri, Nov 03, 2017 16:52 hrs A traders association has sought a CBI probe into the glitches of GST network, and suggested that India's second largest technology services firm is to be blamed. Infosys bagged the deal to impelement the backbone for GST in 2015. The deal, a whopping Rs 1,380 crore deal was won through a tender procedure. Infosys in a statement shrugged off the allegations, while suggesting that these allegations remained "completely false". The association, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a statement suggested that it remained "disgusted" with the "poor and dismal performance" of the GSTN portal. Infosys, which had designed the portal, was the entity that CAIT blamed. CAIT also questioned the conditions upon which a project as large as GST was awarded to companies. A CBI probe would also reveal the negligence on the part of technology companies. An official from CAIT said that the portal functioned as an experiment, although it should have been kept ready from July 1. The system-down-times have resulted in harrasment for traders. With more than three years, and an infusion of nearly Rs 1400 crore, the portal has produced "no results". Traders have been trying to file for GST returns for the month of July in November, and now the extension has been extended to Novembor 30. Infosys on its part said that the GSTN system has so far handled nearly 37 crore invoices while the system could handle an upper limit of 320 invoices every month. The system is yet to see all taxpayers use the system. 70 lakh taxpayers have been migrated to the system, and 29 lakh new payers have been registered recently. But the number still is far according to several news reports. SEARCH

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures extend gains after October jobs report

Friday, November 3 2017

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures extend gains after October jobs report

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures extend gains after October jobs report US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Futures extend gains after October jobs report 18:20 hrs Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures slightly extended gains on Friday after a Labor Department report showed October nonfarm payrolls rose, after hurricane-related disruptions hurt employment in September. Futures snapshot at 8:34 a.m. ET: Dow e-minis were up 43 points, or 0.18 percent, with 18,796 contracts changing hands. S&P 500 e-minis were up 3.25 points, or 0.13 percent, with 101,898 contracts traded. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 34 points, or 0.55 percent, on volume of 25,416 contracts. (Reporting by Tanya Agrawal;

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher on jobs data, Apple results

Friday, November 3 2017

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher on jobs data, Apple results

US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher on jobs data, Apple results US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher on jobs data, Apple results Source : 18:40 hrs * October job numbers rise by 261,000 vs est. 310,000 * Unemployment rate falls to 4.1 pct from 4.2 pct * Apple's iPhone X goes on sale worldwide * Futures up: Dow 38 pts, S&P 2.5 pts, Nasdaq 31.75 pts (Adds comment and details, updates prices) By Sruthi Shankar Nov 3 (Reuters) - Wall Street was poised to open higher on Friday after robust October jobs data report added to upbeat investor sentiment following Apple's blowout results and strong initial demand for the company's new iPhone X. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report showed U.S. job growth rebounded in October after hurricane-related disruptions hurt employment in September. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 261,000 jobs last month, according to the report. That was the largest gain since July 2016, but was below economists' expectations for an increase of 310,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 4.1 percent from 4.2 percent and average hourly earnings were largely unchanged. However, the data hinted at slowing labor market momentum as annual wage gains sharply retreated. However, the data did little to move the case for an interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve in December. "The headline is all noise, you are starting to adjust for the hurricanes and it's really hard to know exactly what's going to happen," said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at Societe Generale in New York. "I thought the number overall was good." At 8:42 a.m. ET, Dow e-minis were up 38 points, or 0.16 percent, with 19,723 contracts changing hands. S&P 500 e-minis were up 2.5 points, or 0.1 percent, with 110,705 contracts traded. Nasdaq 100 e-minis were up 31.75 points, or 0.51 percent, on volume of 28,755 contracts. Apple surged 3.68 percent to $174.3 in premarket trading after reporting upbeat results and strong initial demand for the new iPhone X. At current levels, Apple was on pace to become the first company to breach $900 billion in market capitalization. With more than three-fourths of the S&P 500 companies having reported, 72.7 percent have topped profit estimates, led by technology companies. President Donald Trump on Thursday tapped Fed Governor Jerome Powell to become head of the U.S. central bank, in a largely anticipated move, signaling a continuation of current chair Janet Yellen's monetary policies. In Washington, House Republicans also disclosed their long-delayed plans for tax cuts on Thursday. However, the market reacted with skepticism, as many investors believe it is just a starting point with significant negotiations likely ahead. AIG fell 3.62 percent after the insurer posted a bigger loss on huge catastrophe losses and said it set aside more in reserves. (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila) SEARCH

Wall Street opens higher on jobs data, Apple results

Friday, November 3 2017

Wall Street opens higher on jobs data, Apple results

Wall Street opens higher on jobs data, Apple results Wall Street opens higher on jobs data, Apple results Source : 19:05 hrs (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Friday after robust October jobs data report added to upbeat investor sentiment following Apple's blowout results and strong initial demand for the company's new iPhone X. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 30.25 points, or 0.13 percent, to 23,546.51. The S&P 500 gained 1.56 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,581.41. The Nasdaq Composite added 19.85 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,734.80. (Reporting by Tanya Agrawal; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila) SEARCH

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on jobs data, Apple results

Friday, November 3 2017

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on jobs data, Apple results

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on jobs data, Apple results US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher on jobs data, Apple results 19:19 hrs Nov 3 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Friday after robust October jobs data report added to upbeat investor sentiment following Apple's blowout results and strong initial demand for the company's new iPhone X. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 30.25 points, or 0.13 percent, to 23,546.51. The S&P 500 gained 1.56 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,581.41. The Nasdaq Composite added 19.85 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,734.80. (Reporting by Tanya Agrawal;

ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: New issues gain ahead of US jobs data

Friday, November 3 2017

ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: New issues gain ahead of US jobs data

ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: New issues gain ahead of US jobs data ASIA CREDIT CLOSE: New issues gain ahead of US jobs data 14:00 hrs SINGAPORE, Nov 3 (IFR) - New Asian issues traded firmer today, reflecting minimal concerns ahead of the U.S. jobs data and shrugging off Republican plans for massive U.S. tax cuts. "People in the region don't really care about the U.S. job data this time round," said a high-yield trader. Markets are expecting better non-farm payrolls at 310,000 for October. Deals that priced yesterday rallied in the first day of trade. Indonesia's Indika Energy pulled in orders of US$3.5bn for its 5.875% 2024s priced at 98.594. The notes gained to 99.625/100 as investors moved into the secondary markets to pick up the paper. HNA Group's one-year bonds, priced yesterday at par to yield 8.875%, saw a three-quarter of a point drop in the morning but the notes bounced back and were around 100.00/100.125 by mid-afternoon. China Vanke's first foray into the 10-year space paid off as it priced the 3.975% bonds at 165bp over Treasuries on strong demand. Appetite stayed robust with the bonds around 5bp tighter in secondary markets today. Asian credit spreads were flat with the iTraxx Asia ex-Japan IG index at 74bp/75bp, unchanged from yesterday. (Reporting by Kit Yin Boey; Editing by Vincent Baby) SEARCH

BRIEF-Godrej Properties says scheme of amalgamation between Godrej Buildcon, Godrej Projects Development approved by both cos ​

Friday, November 3 2017

BRIEF-Godrej Properties says scheme of amalgamation between Godrej Buildcon, Godrej Projects Development approved by both cos ​

BRIEF-Godrej Properties says scheme of amalgamation between Godrej Buildcon, Godrej Projects Development approved by both cos ​ BRIEF-Godrej Properties says scheme of amalgamation between Godrej Buildcon, Godrej Projects Development approved by both cos ​ Source : 18:40 hrs Nov 3 (Reuters) - Godrej Properties Ltd: * Scheme of amalgamation between Godrej Buildcon, Godrej Projects Development approved by both cos ​ Source text - http://bit.ly/2z9Xaj5

Gold little changed as focus shifts to U.S. jobs data

Friday, November 3 2017

Gold little changed as focus shifts to U.S. jobs data

Gold little changed as focus shifts to U.S. jobs data Gold little changed as focus shifts to U.S. jobs data 05 hrs By Zandi Shabalala LONDON (Reuters) - Gold was steady alongside a lacklustre dollar on Friday, ahead of U.S. jobs data expected to provide more clues to the path of monetary policy in the world's largest economy. The dollar index also trod water ahead of the non-farm payrolls, which were expected to show that job numbers bounced back in October after September's drop. Spot gold was little changed at $1,274.50 per ounce at 1208 GMT, and was on track for its first weekly gain in three. It hit its highest level in about two weeks at $1,284.10 in the previous session. U.S. gold for December delivery dipped 0.2 percent to $1,275.50. Danske Bank analyst Jens Pedersen said the jobs data would probably adjust after last month's figures were distorted by the hurricane. "But it will probably be difficult to really pinpoint any trend or pattern in data, so there is a possibility the market will ignore the report and look towards the next round of data." The dollar shrugged off news of President Donald Trump's nomination of Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell to be the next Fed chair, which came as no surprise. The greenback had slipped on Thursday after Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released proposals to overhaul the tax code. [USD/] "Gold seems to be broadly flat. The announcement of Jerome Powell as the new Fed chair was broadly in line with expectations," said John Sharma, an economist with National Australia Bank. "Markets are waiting for the U.S. payrolls data. A strong result here would not be supportive of gold." Trump's appointment of Powell broke with precedent by denying Janet Yellen a second term, but signalled a continuation of her cautious monetary policies. "The general trend for gold over the last week has been positive, but the market will need to find a catalyst within the host of data released tonight to push through the strong resistance at $1,280," MKS PAMP analyst Tim Brown wrote in a note. SPDR Gold Trust, the world's largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings fell 0.4 percent on Thursday. Meanwhile in Asia, demand for physical gold was lacklustre ths week in top consumers India and China, while the lure of the metal remained stable in Singapore, but India's peak wedding season is expected to usher in renewed interest for bullion in coming weeks. Spot gold looks neutral in a narrow range of $1,263-$1,281 per ounce, and an escape could suggest a direction, according to Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao. In other precious metals, spot silver inched 0.1 percent lower to $17.09 an ounce and platinum eased 0.7 percent to $918.50, while palladium dipped 0.3 percent to $922.50. (Reporting by Arpan Varghese in Bengaluru; Editing by Richard Pullin and Vyas Mohan) SEARCH

World stocks take breather, dollar inches up ahead of payrolls

Friday, November 3 2017

World stocks take breather, dollar inches up ahead of payrolls

World stocks take breather, dollar inches up ahead of payrolls World stocks take breather, dollar inches up ahead of payrolls 05 hrs By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) - World shares took a breather and the dollar crept up on Friday, as investors turned their attention to monthly U.S. jobs data after welcoming the appointment of a centrist to the helm of the country's central bank, the Federal Reserve. MSCI's world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was on course for its first dip in seven sessions - barely noticeable after the latest wave of record highs. European shares inched up in early deals as tech stocks gained after Apple's stock hit new heights. Carmakers offset drops elsewhere from the likes of French bank Societe Generale. Wall Street was set to open higher. More than half of MSCI Europe companies have reported third quarter earnings, of which 67 percent have either met or beaten analysts' expectations, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S data. "Those (smaller beats) and the big beats, once you add them all together, makes it actually a fairly good earnings season, hence why markets are where they are," Mike van Dulken, head of research at Accendo Markets, said. "We're seeing the European Central Bank strike a dovish tone, we've seen the Bank of England clearly deliver a more dovish message on less hikes over a longer term, the Fed nomination (is) very much being seen as a steady as she goes so yes, rates are higher ... but it's still a very much accommodative environment for a good while longer," he added. Earlier in Asia, a holiday in Japan kept volumes light. Australia's main index firmed 0.4 percent and China's blue chips dropped half a percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan inched up 0.1 percent to be just under its highest since late 2007. News that Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell would be the new head of the U.S. central bank was widely expected. It left focus almost squarely on the U.S. payrolls report, which is expected to show a big rebound from September's hurricane-hit figures. The data is due at 1230 GMT . Powell has backed current Fed Chair Janet Yellen's direction on monetary policy for the past five years, and, in recent years has shared her concerns that weak inflation justified a cautious approach to raising interest rates. The dollar rose, with the index measuring it against a basket of peer currencies up 0.1 percent, though it was down for the week for the first time in three weeks, most because of its loss against the euro. In Washington, House Republicans also finally disclosed their long-delayed plans for tax cuts that President Donald Trump has promised, setting off a frantic race in Congress to give him his first major legislative victory. Passage of legislation that mainly favours corporations and the wealthy was far from certain, though, and some business groups quickly came out against it. The Australian dollar was the big loser of the day in currencies, falling half a percent after disappointing retail sales data. Sterling also dropped to a one-month low against the dollar after plunging on Thursday in the wake of the Bank of England's first interest rate rise in a decade. It was heading for its third straight week of declines against the dollar. Emerging markets largely took in stride the news that Venezuela plans to restructure its burgeoning foreign debt . There has been speculation of such a move for years. The cash-strapped OPEC nation's collapsing economy has left its population struggling to find food and medicine. In commodity markets, spot gold was steady at $1,274.13 an ounce, after touching its highest since Oct. 20 at$1,284.10 on Thursday. London nickel prices renewed their advance, putting the metal on course for a gain of nearly 10 percent this week and 27 percent year-to-date on expectations of bullish demand from the electric vehicle battery sector. [MET/L] Oil prices edged back up toward recent two-year peaks as OPEC-led output cuts tightened supplies and drained inventories. Brent crude gained 0.4 percent to $60.82 per barrel. The benchmark hit $61.70 on Wednesday, its highest since July 2015. U.S. crude gained 0.3 percent to $54.70, almost 30 percent above its June lows. For Reuters Live Markets blog on European and UK stock markets see reuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=http://emea1.apps.cp.extranet.thomsonreuters.biz/cms/?pageId=livemarkets (Reporting by Ritvik Carvalho, additional reporting by Kit Rees in LONDON, editing by Larry King and Emelia Sithole-Matarise) SEARCH

Republican tax plan a blow to Democratic states, officials say

Friday, November 3 2017

Republican tax plan a blow to Democratic states, officials say

Republican tax plan a blow to Democratic states, officials say Republican tax plan a blow to Democratic states, officials say 24 hrs By Laila Kearney and Karen Pierog NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Democratic-leaning states are set to bankroll a big chunk of the tax cuts unveiled in a Republican tax plan on Thursday, as the plan slashes deductions used the most by residents of states that voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections. The bill, introduced by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means on Thursday, took aim at state and local tax deductions as one part of its plan to pay for reductions in taxes elsewhere. Overall, the plan would reduce federal revenues by roughly $1.5 trillion over 10 years. The bill eliminates the most widely-used deduction - income tax - and caps property tax deductions, the second most-used, at $10,000. State and local deductions are used largely by high-tax states that tend to vote Democratic in presidential elections and local officials say the tax bill appeared to divide its benefits and burdens along partisan lines. "I do think this has been developed in a way that looks at who were the prevailing forces in the presidential election and who were not," Kevin Sullivan, Connecticut’s Commissioner of Revenue Services, told Reuters. Connecticut is one of several high-tax Democratic states where, local officials say, middle-class households will end up paying more taxes under the Republican plan. Among those potentially hardest-hit are California and New York with state income tax rates of 13.3 percent - the nation's highest - and 8.82 percent respectively, according to a recent report by the Tax Foundation. That group also includes New Jersey, Minnesota and Oregon - all of which have voted for Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. By contrast, out the seven states that levy no income tax, Trump only lost Washington, while winning Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. "By eliminating or rolling back state and local tax deductibility, Washington is sending a death blow to New York's middle class families and our economy," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat and one of the most outspoken opponents of the bill, wrote in a letter to Trump this week. "It's clear this is a hostile political act aimed at the economic heart of New York." To be sure, some Republican legislators from high-tax states, including Representative Lee Zeldin, of New York, have opposed the bill. The legislation would also end a tax exemption for billions of dollars of so-called private activity bonds issued by state and local governments annually to finance affordable housing, non-profit hospitals and colleges, as well as airports and port facilities - a measure that would affect Democrat and Republican states alike. Conservative groups have defended the tax bill, saying it would simplify the tax code, reduce overall burden on the economy and spread the costs and burdens more fairly. “The principles outlined in this federal tax reform effort will provide pro-growth tax rate reductions, while adding fairness and simplicity to the tax code,” Jonathan Williams, chief economist at the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization of conservative state legislators, said in an email. Nick Samuels, a senior credit officer at Moody’s Investors Service, said the proposed bill would hit primarily high–income and high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey, making it harder for them to raise revenue from income and property taxes. Officials in the affected states say millions of residents, not just high-earners, would suffer because of lost tax breaks and less funding available for public services. In New Jersey, 1.8 million households deduct a total of $17 billion in state income or sales taxes and 1.6 million households deduct a cumulative $14.9 billion in local property taxes from their federal taxes, according to the nonpartisan think-tank New Jersey Policy Perspective. "This deal is still terrible for New Jersey's working families, with big tax breaks that overwhelmingly go to the wealthiest 1 percent, setting up deep cuts to programs and services that we all rely on,” said Jon Whiten, the group’s vice president. Minnesota’s Democratic Governor Mark Dayton warned on Monday that the legislation would eliminate tax deductions totaling over $12.3 billion annually for 900,000 families in his state. The states with the highest property tax collections per capita include New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York, according to the Tax Foundation. For California, the Internal Revenue Service reported that approximately one in three residents took a state or local deduction in 2015, totaling roughly $113 billion, according to H.D. Palmer, a spokesman for the state’s finance department. “Congress is trying to rush consideration of a tax proposal that will have profound and widespread impacts on California,” Palmer said. National Conference of State Legislatures President and Republican South Dakota state senator Deb Peters in a statement called the legislation "an attack on the sovereignty of states." (Reporting by Laila Kearney and Karen Pierog; Additional reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento; Editing by Daniel Bases and Tomasz Janowski) SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features

Ashish Nehra Gets Warm Message From Shoaib Akhtar, Twitterati React With Delight

Friday, November 3 2017

Ashish Nehra Gets Warm Message From Shoaib Akhtar, Twitterati React With Delight

8 Ashish Nehra Gets Warm Message From Shoaib Akhtar, Twitterati React With Delight Veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra called time on his 18-year career on November 1 by playing his last match in competitive cricket against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. After the match, which India won by 53 runs, Nehra received a grand farewell not only from his teammates but cricketers worldwide. Former Pakistan seamer, Shoaib Akhtar is the latest cricketer to heap praise on the 38-year-old Indian and said that it was nice playing against him . Taking to Twitter, Shoaib Akhtar wrote, “1 of the nicest guy & honest fast bowler has retired from INTL cricket. A Nehra it was pleasure playing against u #Cheers fella#” 1 of the nicest guy & honest fast bowler has retired from INTL cricket .A Nehra it was pleasure playing against u #Cheers fella# — Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 2, 2017 Following his tweet, fans agreed with what the former right-arm bowler had to say about Nehra. How heartwarming is it to see players appreciating others crossing each and every border…may this world progress to a peaceful place.. — Rahul Sharma (@RahulSh52981212) November 2, 2017 Yes exactly No doubt #Nehra was really a great bowler in the history of Indian cricket! — Ali Hassan (@AliHass96442180) November 2, 2017 True sportsmanship, one legend praising another. Honestly, we followed your bowling too equally. — Ramurthi Naidu (@Raamurthi) November 3, 2017 Nice to show respect — Mudassir Tariq (@MudassirTariq87) November 3, 2017 One of the celebrated cricketers in India, Nehra appeared in 17 Tests, 120 One-day Internationals (ODIs) and 27 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) taking 44, 157 and 34 wickets respectively. The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), in a tribute to Nehra, named one of the playing ends at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium after the veteran seamer. Nehra became only the second bowler in international cricket, after England paceman James Anderson, to bowl from his own end. ‘Ashish Nehra End’ was written, for a day, on the first tier in the centre of the Ambedkar Stadium Stand. Apart from Akhtar, Nehra’s teammate Yuvraj Singh in a Facebook post also addressed him as an honest man. The left-arm bowler, who played his first game at Feroz Shah Kotla in 1997, in a post-match conversation with former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, said that even though he will miss playing cricket, his body will be at peace. “I will miss all this. That’s what you train for. One thing which will definitely be at peace will be my body. I said earlier that I can go a couple more years, but there can’t be a better time to walk away.” SHARE