Ashish Nehra Birthday | Ashish Nehra: He came on the field after eating a banana in the World Cup and took 6 wickets for England, played a key role in helping Gujarat Titans win their first IPL title
New Delhi: Indian team former bowler Ashish Nehra Birthday is celebrating his 44th birthday today. Ashish Nehra showed the path of pavilion to many big batsmen in his illustrious career. Ashish Nehra used to get injured a lot, so he was often in and out of the team. However, whenever he returned to the team, he created panic. That’s why many people also call him comeback player. So let’s know some interesting things about Ashish Nehra on his birthday today… Ashish Nehra Birthday was born on 29 April 1979 in the country’s capital Delhi. Whenever left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra used to come on the field, the condition of good batsmen used to get worse. Ashish Nehra is known for his versatility as a left arm fast bowler. The fast bowler is known for his pace, accuracy, shrewdness in line and length and his ability to swing the ball both ways. Ashish Nehra has been effective with his bowling with the new ball and especially in the death overs. He has been absent from the national team several times due to fitness issues. Ashish has also been particularly effective in the IPL, in which he has represented five different teams. Ashish Nehra was called by Ravi Shastri as one of the best bowlers the Indian team has ever seen till date. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also suggested Nehra’s name as India’s future bowling coach, noting his massive experience. Read also Ashish Nehra made his first-class debut in Delhi in the 1997–1998 season. Ashish Nehra has been a part of the Indian team for nearly two decades. He doesn’t talk to anyone much. He often kept quiet and focused on his game. Vash rarely talked to his childhood friend Virender Sehwag. Yes, Virender Sehwag and Ashish Nehra are childhood friends. Both started playing cricket from Delhi. Nehra had told in an interview that, ‘Sehwag used to come to take him home on his scooter. Then both used to go to the ground together and practice. In the year 1999, Ashish Nehra made his Test debut against Sri Lanka. This was the first international match of his career. During that time he was only 20 years old. Ashish Nehra was included in the team for the first time under the captaincy of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Ashish Nehra was very thin in appearance. Seeing him, no one would think that he can dismiss good batsmen. Ashish Nehra made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe on 24 June 2001. In this match, he bowled brilliantly and took 2 wickets. After this he got a chance to play in many matches, and his performance kept getting better and better. Important contribution in the World Cup 2003 Ashish Nehra’s important contribution in the year 2003 World Cup has been. At that time the command of the Indian team was in the hands of Sourav Ganguly. All eyes were fixed on Ashish Nehra. But, before this big tournament, he had a swollen leg. However, he took the field for the match and bowled the best of his career. The 2003 World Cup was co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. 14 teams participated in this tournament. India and Australia faced each other in the final. India lost this match by 125 runs. But, Ashish Nehra was instrumental in helping India reach the finals. Took 6 wickets even after being unwell Ashish Nehra’s health also deteriorated during this tournament. But, he did not leave the team, on February 26, 2003, in the league match against England, Ashish Nehra took six wickets for 23 runs. This is the best performance by any Indian in the World Cup so far. Ashish Nehra had vomiting during this match. But, instead of resting, he had made full preparations to defeat the English team by landing on the field. He landed on the ground after eating a banana and showed the way to the pavilion to the batsmen of the England team one after the other. Ashish Nehra had become very weak in this match. That’s why Parthiv Patel fed him a banana for energy and after that Nehra got to see a different look. Retired under Virat’s captaincy Ashish Nehra had played matches under a total of 8 captains in his entire career. Nehra made his debut under Azhar’s captaincy. At the same time, he played the last match of his career under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Nehra retired from International Cricket in the year 2017. Nehra has played a total of 131 matches including IPL and International T20 matches, in which he has recorded 162 wickets. At the same time, he has also taken 3 wickets in a match 18 times. Ashish Nehra, the head coach of Gujarat Titans made in IPL, is currently playing the role of head coach of the new IPL team Gujarat Titans. Under his leadership, Gujarat Titans won the trophy of the 15th season of IPL.