History made in the World Cup with swollen feet, made a comeback in 36 years, now showing amazing with paper-pen!


New Delhi. In the last decade, many fast bowlers have had a hand in taking Indian cricket to the heights. But the bowler who was different in this and who should get the credit for the success of Team India, is Ashish Nehra. Today is the birthday of this former Indian fast bowler. Ashish Nehra was born on 29 April 1979 in Delhi and played for India in all three formats. His career was greatly affected by the injury. But, every time after undergoing surgery, he made a strong comeback. That’s why he is also considered a comeback player in Indian cricket. He returned to Indian cricket at the age of 36 and led Team India to the semi-finals on the strength of his bowling in the 2016 T20 World Cup. Earlier, in the 2011 and 2003 ODI World Cup also, Ashish bowled amazingly and played an important role in taking the team to the final.

Ashish Nehra made his international debut in 1999 through the Test format. But due to injury and fitness, his Test career did not last very long and he could play only 17 Tests. Nehra played the last Test in 2004. Meanwhile, he made his ODI debut in 2001. Ashish made a mark in this format on the basis of his swing and variation in a short time and then in 2003 he got a chance in the ODI World Cup in South Africa. When India reached the final in this World Cup, Ashish’s role was important in this. He took 15 wickets in 9 matches. In this tournament, he bowled amazingly in the match against England and took 6 wickets for 23 runs in 10 overs. This is the best performance by any Indian in the World Cup. Nehra played in this match even after being injured. He had swelling in his leg. Then he went down to the field. He was vomiting in the match. In this way the energy remained in the body. So he bowled after eating bananas and made history.

Great performance in the World Cup against England

Ashish Nehra had to undergo surgery several times during his career. Because of this, he kept going in and out of the team. But, whenever he made a comeback, he did exceptionally well. He was also a part of the Indian team in the 2011 World Cup. In this tournament, he bowled very economical in the semi-final against Pakistan. He took 2 wickets for 33 runs in 10 overs. But, in this match his finger got fractured and he could not play the final against Sri Lanka and the semi-final against Pakistan proved to be his last ODI.

After 2011, he was out of Team India for 5 years. But in the 2015 IPL, by taking 15 wickets for Chennai Super Kings, he once again got the ticket of Team India and first won the ODI series in Australia, then bowled sharply in the T20 World Cup. He took 5 wickets in this tournament. But gave runs at an economy rate of 5.94. After this he retired from cricket in 2017.

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Strong performance of Gujarat Titans under Nehra’s coaching

Nehra took 44 wickets in 17 Tests, 157 in 120 ODIs and 34 wickets in 27 T20Is. After retiring from cricket, Nehra also tried his hand in coaching. He was the bowling coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. But in IPL 2022, he was made the head coach of Gujarat Titans team and in the very first season this team got rid of the sweat of the legendary teams and Nehra’s team is on top of Gujarat points table. Where the coaches of the rest of the team are seen entangled in laptops, tablets. At the same time, Nehra ji is making such a strategy by taking paper and pen that the champion teams are not able to cut it.

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