Ashish Nehra Farewell: 10 facts that proves his worth in Team India
New Delhi : Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra is all set to play his farewell match, the opening T20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Ferozshah Kotla.
There have been several ocassions when he proved himself a saviour for Team India. In a career span of over 18 years, he passed several ups and downs in his professional career. Here are 10 things which every cricket fan must know about him.
1: He owns the best bowling figures by any Indian bowler in a World Cup.
2: Made international debut for India in 1999 in the Asian Test Championship against Sri Lanka.
3: Ashish Nehra is the second oldest international as of now playing in this IPL.
4: He is the only Indian who has taken six wickets in ODIs twice. [ALSO READ: What Kapil Dev has to say about Ashish Nehra over retirement]
5: He has played five teams in IPL. He started with Mumbai Indians and for the following two seasons, he was with Delhi Daredevils. In 2011 and 2012, he was with Pune Warriors, again taken after by another season with Delhi Daredevils. In 2014, he was gotten by Chennai Super Kings. From 2016 forward, he has been with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
6: He still loves to use his old Nokia mobile and has kept himself away from the social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
7: He is one of the best death bowlers for India.
8: His name was involved in Pub brawl that was widely criticised by fans.
9: When Nehra switched himself to batting mode and saved the game for India 2002-03 New Zealand tour.
10: He also had the distinction of bowling at a speed of 149.7 kilometre per hour, which in 2003, was the fastest an Indian bowler had bowled.
Post retirement, Ashish Nehra's presence in the team will surely be missed.