|Ashish Nehra Quick Info
|6 ft 1 in
|Date of Birth
|April 29, 1979
Ashish Nehra is an Indian cricket coach and former cricketer who has played in all formats of the game. Also, he was a member of the Indian team that was one of the joint-winners of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy as well as a member of the team that won the 2011 Cricket World Cup (although he didn’t play in the final).
Sadar Bazaar, Delhi Cantonment, Delhi, India
Ashish Nehra attended Rajdhani College, a constituent college of the University of Delhi.
Cricket Coach, Former Cricketer
- Father – Diwan Singh Nehra
- Mother – Sumitra Nehra
- Siblings – Bhanu Nehra (Brother) (Restauranteur)
Left arm fast
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ashish Nehra has dated –
- Rushma Nehra (2009-Present) – He tied the knot with Rushma Nehra in the year 2009 and the duo has been blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Ariana Nehra and a son named Aarush Nehra.
Race / Ethnicity
Ashish Nehra is of Jat descent.
Ashish Nehra Facts
- He took 6 for 23 against England during the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup on February 26, 2003, and it became the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in Cricket World Cup history (until Mohammad Shami surpassed it against New Zealand on November 15, 2023, during the semi-final of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup).
- Ashish Nehra took 6/16 from 10 overs to bowl out Vidarbha in the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy in the first innings at the Roshanara Club Ground in Delhi.
- As he joined the Indian Premier League, he became a part of the Mumbai Indians franchise.
- He was named in the ESPNcricinfo CLT20 XI for his performances in 2014 and 2015 for the IPL team Chennai Super Kings.
- For the 2016 T20 World Cup, Ashish Nehra was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ by the ICC and ESPNcricinfo.
- In 2017, Nehra announced his retirement from all forms of cricket and his last appearance was in the Twenty20 International match against New Zealand on November 1, 2017, at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in New Delhi.
- Ashish Nehra was appointed as the bowling coach for the Perth Scorchers in January 2018 and he went on to retain his position for the 2019 IPL.
- He was appointed the head coach of the then newly-formed Indian Premier League franchise Gujarat Titans in January 2022. The team had a successful stint in the 2022 IPL season and went on to finish top of the table, winning the trophy in the final against Rajasthan Royals. With this, Ashish Nehra also became the first Indian head coach to win the Indian Premier League.
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