Ashish Nehra Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography

Real Name Ashish Diwan Singh Nehra
Nickname Nehra Ji
Profession Indian Cricketer (Fast-medium bowler)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Cricket
International 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
Coach/Mentor Tarak Sinha
Jersey Number #64 (India)
#64 (IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State Team Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Delhi, Asia XI, India, Pune Warriors, Chennai Super Kings, North Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Nature on field Aggressive
Likes to play against Pakistan
Favourite Ball Out Swinger
Records (main ones) • Record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in World Cup, as he took 6 for 23 against England in Durban in World Cup 2003.
• Only Indian to take 6 wickets twice in ODI’s, against England in World Cup 2003 and against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
Career Turning Point Tour to Zimbabwe in 2001
Personal Life
Date of Birth 29 April 1979
Age (as in 2018) 39 Years
Birth Place Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Hometown Delhi, India
School Salwan Public School, Delhi
College Rajdhani College, New Delhi
Educational Qualifications Graduate
Family Father– Diwan Singh Nehra
Mother– Sumitra Nehra
Brother– Bhanu Nehra (Restaurateur)
Sisters– N/A
Religion Hinduism
Caste Jat
Hobbies Listening to music
Controversies • In 2001, during a Test match between India and Zimbabwe at Bulawayo he was warned twice for running on the pitch and then banned from bowling further, and was the first Indian bowler that was been banned from bowling.
• In 2010, during the World Twenty20 Championship, he along with 5 five other Indian cricketers were involved in a pub brawl.
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketer Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag
Bowler: Wasim Akram
Favourite Food Chicken, Chinese and Thai food
Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Rushma Nehra
Wife/Spouse Rushma Nehra
Children Daughter– Ariana Nehra
Son– Aarush Nehra
Money Factor
Net Worth INR 0.7 million

Facts About Ashish Nehra

  • Does Ashish Nehra smoke?: No
  • Does Ashish Nehra drink alcohol?: Yes
  • In his early cricketing days, he used to sit behind Virender Sehwag’s scooter to play cricket at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, Delhi.
  • In 2003, Virat Kohli‘s coach Raj Kumar Sharma had invited him to his academy, where he awarded young Kohli as he was the highest run-scorer for Delhi in the 2002-2003 Polly Umrigar Trophy.
  • Nehra is denoted as the “Comeback Man” of Indian cricket for his selections in Indian team after injuries.
  • Neither he uses a smartphone nor he is active on social networking sites.
  • He is called “Mr.Glass” as he kept on getting bone injuries throughout his career.
  • He considers former Pakistani bowler Wasim Akram as his inspiration.
  • The fastest ball that he ever bowled was 149.7 km/h in 2003 World Cup, South Africa.
  • Sourav Ganguly used to call him of “Popat” (Parrot) as he was very talkative.
  • Once it was caught on the camera when he abused the newcomer MS Dhoni after he dropped the catch of Shahid Afridi.
  • He has played for as many as 5 different IPL franchises – Mumbai Indians, Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors India, Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • In October 2017, he had a candid interview with Gaurav Kapur, which trended a lot.
  • On 1 November 2017, he played his final international match for India against New Zealand in the 1st T20 match at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
  • On the occasion of his final international match, the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) named the first tier in the centre of the “Ambedkar Stadium Stand” to “Ashish Nehra End.”
  • He was wicket-less in his final international match.

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