Ashish Nehra had the potential to spearhead the Indian attack in major part of previous decade. In a career spanning over more than 18 years, Nehra's profession has been tormented with career threatening injuries. Throughout the years, he has been a victim of a few jokes and subject of a few web trolls, yet the reality remains that a fit Ashish Nehra is a resource for any side he plays for.
1. Best bowling figures by an Indian in World Cup
In what was really one of the best bowling performances of all-times, Nehra knocked down some pins India to a triumph against England in Durban in World Cup 2003. His playing spell of 6 for 23, is scratched in the chronicles of Indian cricket always and is reviewed with awesome euphoria. He played well all through the World Cup, timing 90 mph reliably, and was one reason for India’s success in that campaign.
Actually, Nehra's figures remain the third best by an Indian bowler in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) after Stuart Binny (6 for 4 against Bangladesh in 2014) and Anil Kumble (6 for 12 against West Indies in Kolkata in 1993). It remains a best execution by an Indian bowler in a World Cup match.
2. International debut in 1999
Nehra made his debut for India in 1999 in the Asian Test Championship against Sri Lanka. Very few active cricketers, who have appeared in the earlier century, still are active international cricketers. Nehra surely is one. Virender Sehwag excessively showed up in India colours in 1999, only a couple days after Nehra's. Nehra is the second oldest international as of now playing in this IPL.
3. Friendship with Sehwag
Sehwag's current Nehra-ji tweets have taken the social media space by storm. Sehwag and Nehra have been colleagues for a long time — be it Delhi or India or in the IPL. In a meeting with Indian Express in 2009, the couple talked about each other. Sehwag stated, "There is a great deal of discuss how Gauti (Gautam Gambhir) and I are great companions, yet Nehra and I backpedal much more remote. Despite everything I recollect the two of us going to play matches sitting on a bike, one of us driving, the other holding the unit sack on the rearward sitting arrangement. He used to convey only a little sack, the greater one was forever mine. It's (the bike) is exceptionally extraordinary to me, a token of our holding." Nehra was cited as saying, "Viru toh yaaron ka yaar hai (Viru is an incredible companion)."
4. Only Indian to take six wickets in ODIs twice
Six wickets don't come simple in One-Day cricket and on the off chance that you believed Nehra's spell against England was only an irregular ponder, it was definitely not. In 2005, against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Nehra took six wickets once more, this time 6 for 59.
5. Represented five teams in IPL
Nehra has played for five groups in IPL. In the inaugural release, he was 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. Comeback and IPL triumph
Nehra staggered the cricket world when he made a rebound in the Australia visit, in 2015-16. India had a radiant keep running in T20Is present his arrival on the side. India beat Australia 3-0, won the Asia Cup and made it to the semi-last of the World T20 2016. Since his rebound, Nehra has played in 18 ODIs, guaranteed 21 wickets at 21.67. His economy rate peruses 7.22.
Later in 2016, Nehra featured in Sunrisers Hyderabad's IPL triumph. He played 8 matches, guaranteed 9 wickets at 22.11 at an economy rate of 7.65 preceding getting harmed.
7. N for Nehra. N for Nokia
Nehra is an immense hit via web-based networking media yet the pacer is uninformed of the reality. He once broadly told the press. "You are posing this question to a wrong individual since I am some individual who is not via web-based networking media. I am as yet utilizing my old Nokia; so I am not on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I don't read daily papers. Possibly I have a place with the old school of thought," Nehra told correspondents amid the India and Bangladesh in front of their ICC World T20 conflict. Later Nehra told that he is learning WhatsApp.
8. Reliable death bowler
In spite of the fact that Nehra is most associated with his last over against South Africa in the World Cup 2011 in Nagpur, where Robin Peterson took the required 13 from the over, it's a wrong idea that the bowler has regularly disappointed the side. He has been an object of jokes from that point forward however over and over, Nehra has turned out to be a splendid passing bowler. In 2004, against Pakistan at Karachi, Nehra protected nine off the last over with an in-shape Moin Khan and Naved-ul-Hasan at the wrinkle. Pakistan were pursuing 350.
Again in 2009, pursuing a huge 414, Sri Lanka required 11 from the last over with Angelo Mathews going solid. Nehra astounded a seven-run (which was not as much as their innings run rate). Even in the 2011 World Cup semi-last against Pakistan, Nehra wound up with the figures of 10-0-33-2 — the best knocking down some pins figures by any Indian bowler in the challenge.
9. Involved in a pub brawl?
In 2010, during the World Twenty20 Championship, it was accounted for that Nehra and five other Indian cricketers were involved in a pub brawl. A segment of fans told the players that it was frustrating to see them party after their poor on-field performances. Remarks like these are accepted to have impelled Nehra, and prompted a fight. In any case, the players and Nehra denied any such incident.
10. When Nehra the batsman won it for India
Nehra is not known for his batting, truth be told, from the get-go in his career, he battled with the bat yet once when it mattered, he hit the winning runs for India. The 2002-03 tour of India to New Zealand was awful for the hosts. They had lost both the Tests and then the first four ODIs. In the 6th ODI at Auckland, Indian were again nine down and Nehra, who was strike hit the triumphant runs. It came as a major surprise to all the Indian fans, obviously, a wonderful one.