By H.JanGra April 29, 2022
Former Indian seamer Ashish Nehra celebrates his 43rd birthday on 29 April. The left-hand pacer has represented India in all formats
Known for his side-on action, Nehra had the ability to swing the ball both ways off the wicket with subtle variations
Despite his injury-prone career, he managed to put up a good challenge with his brisk pace and accuracy in front of the best batters across the world.
Ashish Nehra notched the best bowling figures of his career against England in Durban during the 2003 World Cup tour.
Defending 250 runs on board, he scalped six wickets costing just 23 runs in his 10-over spell. His splendid breakthrough led India to clinch victory by 82 runs.
In another match of the 2003 World Cup, Nehra destroyed the Sri Lankan tail taking 4 wickets in seven overs. India successfully pouched a 183-run win.
Nehra recorded his second-best bowling figure during the Indian Oil Cup final in 2005. He took the six wickets on the tricky pitch of Colombo.
Sri Lanka no doubt had been the favourite opponent of Asish Nehra
He scythed through the Sri Lankan batting lineup and scalped four important wickets helping India to win the Asia Cup title in Dambulla
Nehra restricted New Zealand's innings to 288 taking four wickets in the first match of a triangular series with Sri Lanka
However, India lost the match by a 200-run margin in Dambulla.