New Delhi [India]: Veteran Indian speedster Ashish Nehra, who called curtains on his illustrious 18-year-long international career in front of an adoring home crowd, has received a warm farewell on the ground and later on Twitter. But the trail of wishes for the pacer is not over yet.
Former Pakistani fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar payed tributes to Nehra on Friday in a heartwarming message by calling him one of the nicest guy.
The `Rawalpindi Express` tweeted, “1 of the nicest guy & honest fast bowler has retired from INTL cricket .A Nehra it was pleasure playing against u #Cheers fella#.”
1 of the nicest guy & honest fast bowler has retired from INTL cricket .A Nehra it was pleasure playing against u #Cheers fella#
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) November 2, 2017
Following the tweet of the former right-arm bowler, fans poured wishes on ‘Nehra ji’.
The 38-year-old, left arm Indian bowler, called it a day, when the Men in Blue, breaking the Kiwis spell, won their first T20I against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday.
Mates bid adieu to the fast bowling legend and wished for his future endeavors.
Earlier Captain Virat Kohli tweeted, “Another good win and a complete team performance. Wishing Ashish bhaiya all the luck for everything in the future. It’s been an honor sharing the field and the dressing room with you. ???? @BCCI #INDvNZ #NehraJi,” Kohli said.
Another good win and a complete team performance. 👌🏼😇
Wishing Ashish bhaiya all the luck for everything in the future. It's been an honor sharing the field and the dressing room with you. 🙏👏 @BCCI #INDvNZ #NehraJi pic.twitter.com/hfCTHfo8rP
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 1, 2017
Nehra’s bowling partner Harbhajan Singh also posted a picture with the pacer and tweeted, “Gud luck my bro #Ashishnehra playing his last game 2day.jus enjoy as we did in this pic aftr winning th World Cup2011. Bhangra khich @BCCI.”
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 1, 2017
Nehra, who made his international debut way back in 1999 against Sri Lanka in Colombo, retired from the game with a tally of 235 wickets from 164 matches across all the formats in international cricket.
He was also a part of the young Indian brigade that played the 2003 World Cup. (ANI)