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Ashish Nehra Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 11, 2017

Short Biography

Ashish Nehra was born on 29-04-1979 in the state of Delhi, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player.

Other Name: Ashish Diwansingh Nehra, Ashish Nehra Anik
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Ashish Nehra Complete Bio & Career

Ashish Nehra a veteran Indian fast bowler is well-known for his subtle variations of line and length, accuracy, pace and a special knack to move the ball off the wicket. His biggest weapon over the years has been his devastating late inswinger that can make the best of the business go down. Having said that this gifted player has had a body which has never supported him. He last played a test for India way back in 2004. It was the inception of T20 cricket that gave him a lease of a lifeline and it is was because of hit that he has been able to make a comeback at the age 36. He showed his worth after getting picked in the 2016 T20 world cup by becoming the highest wicket-taker for India.
Nehraji, as he is fondly called these days, made his test debut in a test match against Sri Lanka on their soil in the year 1999. Since then he never looked back and was a regular member of the squad till 2004. He struggled to keep his place in the side after that as injuries and inconsistency saw him slipping down the pace as well. The highlight of his career came at the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup against England, where he bagged 6 for 23. He was out of the team for a long time but made a comeback just before the 2011 world cup and was a part of the squad that lifted the World Cup after 28 years. He again dropped from the team due to injuries and since then has been only playing T20 cricket. He finally decided to call it a day and will be playing his last match on 1st November 2017 at his home ground in Delhi. He has inspired a lot of budding cricketers and has already expressed his desire to take up commentary or coaching job after he retires.
He has been associated with various teams in IPL and finally lifted the coveted trophy in 2016 while representing Sunrisers Hyderabad. He though played only initial few games as an ankle injury ruled him out for the rest of the season. He also played for them in the 10th edition of the IPL and like previous year his journey was cut short due to injuries.

Ashish Nehra Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Diwan Singh and Sumitra Nehra. His brother Bhanu Nehra is a famous restaurateur. He is married to Rushma Nehra and together the couple has a son named Arush Nehra and a daughter named Ariana Nehra.

Life's Important Dates Of Ashish Nehra

Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 12
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Delhi, India
Hobbies Listening Music, Playing Games
Marital Status Married
Debut Test- 24 February 1999 vs Sri Lanka in Colombo
ODI- 24 June 2001 vs Zimbabwe in Harare
T20- 9 December 2009 vs Sri Lanka in Nagpur
Net Worth $1 Million


Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Player Virender Sehwag , Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Film Director Mani Ratnam
Favorite Place Goa, Dubai
Favorite Food Homemade Healthy Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Ashish Nehra

  • Nehra made his debut for India in 1999 at the Asian Test Championship against Sri Lanka, making him one of the few players who debuted before 2000 and was very much active till 2017.
  • He is the only Indian to take six wickets in ODIs twice -- against England and Sri Lanka.
  • Nehra is part of the over-35 club playing in this IPL which has very few cricketers.
  • Nehra in his IPL career played for as many as five IPL franchise.
  • In IPL 2015, he picked up 22 wickets for Chennai Super Kings, the most by an Indian fast bowler.
  • He has faced quite a fair bit of criticism for his batting and fielding.
  • He also had the distinction of bowling at a speed of 149.7 kilometers per hour. This is the fastest an Indian fast bowler has ever bowled.
  • Nehra has had many injuries throughout his career. Yuvraj Singh once joked that "Ashish Nehra can get injured even in his sleep.

Ashish Nehra Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

41 years, 5 months, 0 day old age Ashish Nehra will turn 42 on 29 April, 2021. Only 6 months, 30 days, 13 hours, 9 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Ashish Nehra has celebrated the total number of 41 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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