In New Delhi, the team India takes on New Zealand in the first T20I where the encounter will be of the Cricket player Ashish Nehra as he is ready to play in his last international match on his home ground.
This is going to be a farewell match of the star player Ashish Nehra’s and his teammates Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan recalled some of their fondest memories which they shared with Ashish Nehra.
In a video shared by the BCCI, shows the 5 of them can be seen praising Nehra’s role as a mentor and in the video, there is also the contagious sense of humor was rubs of everyone.
Revealing that Nehra’s wonder spell against England at the 2003 World Cup the opener Rohit Sharma said, “I clearly remember his spell against England in 2003 World Cup. That was a magical spell and one of the best in the world cups for India. He has been a true gentleman of this game. I have been fortunate enough to play with him and share those memories with him. I can only wish him the best in future. He will be a really good advisor”.
Another player Shikhar Dhawan speaks about Ashish Nehra’s sense of humor, “He has a really contagious sense of humor and I always enjoy his company. Not only in cricket but even after it gets over and we will have a good time”.
The pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar he is always an inspiration to fast bowlers. “When we see a guy age 38 giving his all both on and off the field it is a big motivation”.
Dinesh Karthik, though, had a special memory of Nehra as he revealed how Marcus Trescothik faced everything behind the wickets was of Nehra’s delivery.
“My debut was in an ODI against England (Natwest 2004) and it was of Nehra’s bowling that I caught my first dismissal. I was back then nervous then but that is the fondest memory I have of him. I am sure he will do well in future and good luck to him”.
Talk of Ashish Nehra and you always think about injuries of the player. In his 18-year-long career, it is said to be the ‘Breakfast with Champions’, he must have spent the same amount of time off in the field and he also deals with his injury.
In spite of that, he is in the injury-prone, Nehra has time and again proved to be a match-winner for India and his real spirit always showcased in his performance on each time.
As Nehra-Ji nears the twilight of his career and this is going to be his last match, here are six quotes which prove he is a cool dude of the Indian cricket team—
“I don’t what has happened. Whether it is my face, I don’t know. I’m happy that my wife likes my face” – Ashish Nehra.
“I can walk in my underwear if I’m given a crore. I anyway go to the swimming pool in underwear” – Ashish Nehra.
“Will do even dancing after I quit cricket, I can’t dance though I’ll need two shots of Vodka” – Ashish Nehra
“If I could, I would have shaved my head, but that will be too much. Only my teeth will be visible then”- Ashish Nehra
“I hit Shane Bond for six. The next ball I was scared and asked Bondy bawl a straight one and I’ll give away wicket, but don’t hit me” – Ashish Nehra
“I hit a six and the ball went outside the Lord grounds. I wanted to raise my bat but I feel shy” – Ashish Nehra
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