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Ashish Nehra Biography: A Bowling Sensation to Legend

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Ashish Nehra, born on 29th April 1979, is a former cricketer and cricket coach, known for his contributions in all formats of the game. In late 2017, Nehra decided to retire from all forms of cricket, and his final appearance was in the Twenty20 International match against New Zealand on 1st November 2017 at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. During his cricket career, Nehra was part of the Indian team that became joint-winners of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy, sharing the title with Sri Lanka. He was also a member of the victorious squad that secured the 2011 Cricket World Cup for India.

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Ashish Nehra Bio

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Source: cricketcountry
Full Name Ashish Nehra
Bowling Left Arm Fast Bowler
Place of Birth Sadar bazaar, Delhi Cantt, New Delhi
Height 6 ft 1 in
Age 44 years (as of 2023)
Wife Rushma Nehra
Test Debut 24 February 1999 v Sri Lanka
ODI Debut 21 June 2001 v Zimbabwe
T20I Debut 9 December 2009 v Sri Lanka
Major Teams Played For India, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad,

About Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra, or Nehraji as he is popularly known, is a former Indian fast bowler. He is known for his bowling in limited overs, especially in T20. Nehra has always suffered injuries and fitness issues. He once revealed that he had to undergo over 12 surgeries. As a result, he was absent for important international competitions such as World Cup, Asia Cup, and Champions Trophy. However, much of his success came in IPL, where he was particularly known for his death over bowling and mentorship during the same.


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Family

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Nehra was born on 29 April 1979 to Diwan Singh Nehra and his wife Sumitra Nehra. He has a brother named Bhanu Nehra. He is a restaurateur.

Ashish Nehra Wife

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Ashish Nehra is married to Rushma Nehra. She is a socially active personality, with more than 76 K followers on Instagram.


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Ashish Nehra Career

On 26th February 2003, during the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, Ashish Nehra achieved a remarkable feat, taking 6 wickets for just 23 runs against England. To this day, this stands as the best bowling performance by an Indian bowler in Cricket World Cup history. Recognizing his exceptional talent, the ICC included Nehra in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the 2016 T20 World Cup. Further showcasing his prowess, in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy, he produced a stellar performance, taking 6 wickets for 16 runs in just 10 overs, effectively dismissing Vidarbha for a mere 88 runs in their first innings at the Roshanara Club Ground in Delhi.

Career Statistics

  • Ashish Nehra Bowling Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 17 29 3447 1866 44 4/72 6/117 42.40 3.24 78.3 2 0 0
ODI 120 120 5751 4981 157 6/23 6/23 31.72 5.19 36.6 5 2 0
T20I 27 27 588 758 34 3/19 3/19 22.29 7.73 17.2 0 0 0
FC 90 16966 8832 303 7/14 29.14 3.12 55.9 14 4
List A 201 9701 8086 245 6/23 6/23 33.00 5.00 39.5 9 2 0
T20 132 132 2845 3653 162 4/10 4/10 22.54 7.70 17.5 2 0 0
  • Ashish Nehra Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 17 25 11 77 19 5.50 256 30.07 0 0 8 3 5 0
ODI 120 46 21 141 24 5.64 246 57.31 0 0 12 3 18 0
T20I 27 5 0 28 22 5.60 39 71.79 0 0 1 2 4 0
FC 90 109 31 756 57 9.69 0 1 25 0
List A 201 87 35 463 37* 8.90 0 0 37 0
T20 132 28 15 69 22* 5.30 102 67.64 0 0 4 3 27 0

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Ashish Nehra Coaching Career

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In January 2018, Ashish Nehra took on the role of the bowling coach for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He continued in this position for the 2019 IPL season.

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In January 2022, Nehra was appointed as the head coach of the newly established IPL franchise, Gujarat Titans. The team’s stellar performance in the 2022 IPL season saw them finish at the top of the table and eventually secure victory in the final against the Rajasthan Royals. Nehra’s coaching prowess earned him the distinction of becoming the first Indian head coach to win the Indian Premier League title.

Ashish Nehra Cricket Academy

The Ashish Nehra Cricket Academy, founded by the former Indian cricketer, offers comprehensive coaching and top-notch facilities to aspiring cricketers. With a focus on skill development, and mental strength, the academy aims to groom the next generation of cricketing talents and foster a love for the game.


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