Ashish Nehra’s inspiring career is all set to come to a happy ending today at The Feroz Shah Kotla. Last month the stalwart bowler who has served Indian cricket for about 18 long years announced that he would hang his boots. Ashish Nehra announced retirement from all formats including the high drama and lucrative Indian Premier League.
Ashish Nehra is someone who would always be remembered for his simplicity and knack for humour besides his wonders with the ball. Nehra has 44 Test wickets and 157 ODI wickets against his name and years later the 38 year old made a comeback to the side to play the shortest form of the game. Ashish Nehra has represented India in 17 Test matches and 120 ODIs respectively and these numbers are on the lower side because his career has always been surrounded by the dark clouds of injuries. Ashish Nehra was the pioneer of India’s ticket to the 2003 World Cup Finals given his dream fun of form.
His comeback at the age of 38 is a tale of inspiration for every bowler and recently we heard Irfan Pathan talking about how he looks upto Nehra for his national team comeback. Now as Nehra has been given his dream farewell game against the Kiwis at Delhi all Nehra fans are emotional about the occasion and his teammates are in awe of him. His team would surely want to give him a lovely farewell by winning the first T20 for him.
So, his teammates decided to extend a heartfelt tribute to ‘Nehra Ji’ before sharing the dressing room with him for one last time. The tribute is an amalgam of emotions and sarcasm because you can’t keep humour away when you talk about Nehra. The video also features snapshots of his 2003 World Cup heroics and all in all it’s a beautiful complication and we’re sure Ashish Nehra would be all smiles seeing this video.
Rohit Sharma, the opening sensation relived Ashish Nehra’s best ever spell of 6/23 against England while Shikhar Dhawan talked about Nehra’s storehouse of humour. Dinesh Karthik too shared an emotion message where he revealed that Ashish Nehra was the first bowler to bowl when Karthik stood behind stumps for the first time. Everyone poured love for Nehra and utter respect for his career. Bhuvneshwar Kumar too spoke about how Ashish Nehra has kept his work ethics intact.
Not just your teammates but each of the cricket fans in India love you dearly and would always remember you!
The link to the very beautiful video can be found at the official Twitter handle of BCCI and if you’re a cricket fan then you must see it.
Here’s the link of the video shared by BCCI:
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 1, 2017