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One of the fastest bowlers, famous for his Yorkers, ended an era when he announced his retirement in 2017.
Nehraji, like his fans and teammates call him, was a part of Indian Cricket Team for remarkable 18 years.
During his career, even though he had every injury in the book (along with 12 surgerier), there was no stopping.
Once Yuvraj Singh even joked about him that, “Ashish Nehra is a player who can get injured while sleeping too”.
Ashu is labelled as one of the most light hearted and entertaining people to be around in the team.
2nd April, 2011, which would have been the biggest match of his career, he was dropped because of his injury.
This lead to a 3 year gap of being forgotten by the selectors.
But then again, he made a comeback with IPL and was a part of Indian Team again.
Mr.Captain, MS Dhoni always looked up to this left-arm fast bowler whenever India was struggling.
He bowled some measuring spells in that tournament, took 6/23 and swung the ball both ways.
While bowling and bowlding, he founded lethal yorker, which till date can deceive any batsman.
During his career, he played under 6 different Indian Cricket Team captains, witnessing the change of an eras all together.
Delhi boy from heart, he too is obsessed with food. In an interview, he mentioned his elaborated breakfast choices, from morning tea, cut papaya, coconut water, porridge, dosa and his favourite aloo parathas.
He bowled his performance year by year since 1999, ensuring a permanent place in cricket history and in the hearts of his fans.