Indian Twitterati pays tribute after Ashish Nehra announces retirement

Now with the Nehra’s decision to quit cricket, the Indian Twiterrati has come together to salute the veteran pacer.

Ashish Nehra of India
Ashish Nehra. (Photo by Mark Nolan – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

One of the defining bowlers in Indian cricket history, Ashish Nehra announced retirement from all forms of cricket. Nehra intimated his decision to chief coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli and told the team management that it is only fair that performing juniors get the chance. The 38-year-old left-handed pacer will bow out from the international scene after the first T20I against New Zealand which is set to be played at his home ground at the Feroz Shah Kotla on November 1. He will also not take part in the IPL hereafter.

Nehra made his foray in international cricket making his debut in 1999 in the longest format of the game. However, it was in the shorter formats that he found success. He had a tremendous 2003 World Cup in South Africa, where India eventually ended as the runners-up. However, consecutive injuries posed a major concern for the lanky left-armer. He was forced out of the circuit for close to four years. However, soon enough he made a comeback to the national team in the shorter format.

And on the back of consistent performances, the pacer was selected for the 2011 World Cup which took place in India. He was a key member of the team that was eventually crowned champions, albeit a finger injury ruling him out of the final. Since then, Nehra hasn’t featured in an ODI for India. He last donned the national outfit during the home T20I series against England earlier this year. After being omitted for the West Indies and Sri Lanka series, Nehra was recalled for the T20I leg against Australia but didn’t find a place in the playing eleven.

Now with the Nehra’s decision to quit cricket, the Indian Twiterrati has come together to salute the veteran pacer.

Here are some of the best tweets:

Advertisement