Ashish Nehra

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Ashish Nehra with his wife

Ashish Nehra is an Indian cricketer. He was born on April 29, 1979 in Delhi in Hindu Jat family of Nehra gotra.His father Diwan Singh, is a manager in a Delhi government corporation.His mother's name is Sumitra Nehra.He Joined a sports-conscious local school, Salvan Public school after his matriculation.During his graduation from Rajdhani college,he joined a reputed Delhi cricket club named Sonnet Club, which brought the best out of him. He bowls left-arm fast medium. His career statistics are better in ODI cricket than in Test cricket, but with 92 ODI wickets at an average of 31.07 his average is higher than all three of his main competitors for fast bowling places in the Indian team - Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan and Ajit Agarkar all have bowling averages below 30. Nehra's one-day international best is six for 23, against England at the 2003 World Cup.He is married to a Gujarati Girl.

Chronology of career

Ashish Nehra is one of the few Indians from the current lot to make his Test debut before his ODI debut. He burst onto the scene as a bubbly left-arm pacer who had the arsenal of pace, swing and bounce. He made his debut for India, as the new-ball partner of ex - Indian bowling coach, Venkatesh Prasad. He subsequently worked his way into the ODI team as well. At times when he did not take wickets, he made sure the run rate was in check. He continued in this fashion for a few years till his 6-23 versus England in the 2003 World Cup registered him in the record books for one of the best bowling figures in a World Cup. But 2004-05 was hard as Nehra struggled to maintain his length and slipped out of favour when new bowlers starting proving a stronger case for their selection. He did come up with rare gems of performances but injury cut his career short. By the time he was fully recovered his place was taken by other bowlers and for a long time, he remained a thing of the past. The Indian Premier League helped him revive his career. In the inaugural season, he represented Mumbai Indians and was one of the many failures of the team. He was wayward, had no control of his deliveries and proved exactly why there was no place for him in an upcoming Indian team. He was traded off for Shikhar Dhawan for the second season of the IPL and played for his home-team, Delhi during the second season. Nehra and Dirk Nannes formed one of the most hostile opening bowling pairs of the second IPL and he showed that his form, pace and swinging yorkers had returned. The Indian selectors did not have to look far when they had a vacant slot for the tour of West Indies. He scalped six wickets in four matches which was a good enough reason for the selectors to include his DrRajpalSingh 13:03, 18 January 2012 (EST)name in the squad for the Champions Trophy.

आशीष नेहरा की शादी

नेहरा ने गुरूवार को (2 अप्रैल 2009) को दिल्ली में अपनी प्रेमिका रूशमा से शादी कर ली। ग्रेट ब्रिटेन में रहने वाली रूशमा और नेहरा पिछले पांच सालों से एक दूसरे को जानते थे। शादी से कुछ देर पहले जब आशीष नेहरा से इस बारे में पूछा गया तो उन्होंने कहा कि शादी का बडा आयोजन नही किया जा रहा है। आशीष ने बताया कि पांच दिन पहले ही शादी की तारीख तय हुई, इसलिए सब कुछ जल्दी में हुआ और शादी का छोटा सा आयोजन रखा गया। शादी का आयोजन काफी निजी रखा गया। सिर्फ कुछ खास दोस्तों और मेहमानों को शादी में बुलाया गया। शादी मे शामिल होने वाले खास मेहमानों में बी.सी.सी.आई. के उपाध्यक्ष राजीव शुक्ल, पूर्व क्रिकेट खिलाड़ी अतुल वासन, अजय जडेजा और कपिल देव भी मौजुद थे। शादी में भारतीय टीम के स्टार खिलाडी युवराज सिंह की मां शबनम सिंह खासतौर पर आई थी। शबनम ने कहा कि युवराज न्यूजीलैंड के दौरे पर व्यस्त हैं इसलिए मुझसे खासतौर पर कहा कि मैं शादी में जरूर जाऊं। ब्रिटेन निवासी रूशमा शादी को लेकर काफी उत्साहित थी और मेहमानों से खुलकर मिल रही थी। अपने ब्रिटिश लहजे में बोलते हुए उन्होंने लोगों की शुभकामनाएं स्वीकार की और सबसे हंसते हुए बोली कि आप सबसे मिलकर काफी खुशी हुई।

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