Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan seek blessings from Ashish Nehra’s parents

After the match, Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan came to us and sought our blessings: Nehra's father

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The India vs New Zealand game at Ferozshah Kotla saw the spotlight being hogged by the Delhi boys in the Indian team featuring Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Ashish Nehra. Dhawan brought up his A-game up front while Kohli finished off the Indian innings with a brilliant cameo.

But the show-stopper of the event was the old warhorse of Indian cricket, Ashish Nehra, bowling his final over of the cricketing career. With a thumping win over the Kiwis, the young Indian brigade provided a befitting farewell to Nehra on his home ground.


After the match, Dhawan and Kohli went ahead and visited Nehra’s place to seek blessings from the stalwart’s parents. Nehra, Dhawan and Kohli, all have been pillars for Delhi in the domestic circuit for a number of years now. It is learnt that both Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have been taking blessing from Diwan Singh since their childhood days.

Nehra to look after his academies in UP post-retirement

“After the match, Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan came to us and sought our blessings. Virat and Shikhar are Ashish’s friends and since their childhoods, they have been coming to our house. Me, my wife Sumitra, Ashish’s wife (Rushma) and his two children Arush and Anana) were at the ground yesterday” commented Diwan Singh, father of Nehra, according to Kashmir Times. The entire clan of Nehra was present in the ground to see their star play his final game.

“This was the first time I went to see his last international match. I had never watched his game from the ground. Once we went to England (IN 2002) to see him play but he was a 12th man in the Test and on another occasion, we reached late when the ODI series was over,” added Nehra’s father.

According to his father, post-retirement, Ashish Nehra is willing to look after his academies in Uttar Pradesh. “Ashish Nehra will decide about his post-retirement plan very shortly. He has few academies in Uttar Pradesh and he will also continue to monitor the same”, he concluded.