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Ashish Nehra’s career was injury-prone, but he overcame all the setbacks in his career and effectively led India’s pace bowling attack. Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman, in his recent post, applauded Nehra’s successful career though he had lengthy halt because of injuries.
The former pacer has many times himself jested about his injuries. His ex-teammate Yuvraj Singh had even once joked about this and said: “Ashish Nehra is player who can get injured while sleeping too”.
VVS Laxman’s Lengthy Post On Ashish Nehra’s praise:
Former Test cricketer Laxman has started the series on Twitter where he praised the cricketers who have influenced his career. In the recent post, he heaped praise on Nehra’s career. He said that the speedster’s fragile body battling against injuries never led Nehra’s spirit down. He bounced back and became a master of white-ball cricket.
“A fragile body suggested a brief pace-bowling career, but Ashish Nehra battled through the pain barrier to keep bouncing back as a white-ball master. Repeated comebacks from injury were rewarded with a World Cup winner’s medal in 2011 and a fitting farewell aged 38,” Laxman wrote on the micro-blogging site.
World Cup winner’s 20 years long cricket career:
Ashish Nehra, who made the debut in 1999, represented India in 120 ODIs, 17 Tests and 24 T20Is in his 20-year long career. In his short red-ball stint, he scalped 44 wickets which include two four wicket-hauls. He has 157 wickets in ODIs while 34 wickets in T20Is.
Nehra enjoyed success under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. He was the part of the World Cup 2011 triumph, where he was an economical bowler. He also had a successful stint in the 2003 World Cup where India reached the grand-finale but had a disappointing end.
The veteran announced his retirement from the game of cricket in 2018 after the last playing against New Zealand under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. After his retirement, he became the bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018.