Ashish Nehra ended his 18-year-old career on Wednesday, after playing the 1st T20I against New Zealand at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
Nehra made his Test debut in 1999 and played a big hand in Team India reaching the finals of 2003 World Cup and 2011 World Cup. He walked away with a winner’s medal in 2011 World Cup and that was the last ODI he played for a long time.
The 38-year-old pacer got a chance to come back in Team India through T20I matches. He grabbed the opportunity well and had a dream run, even got to have a farewell match at his home ground.
Nicknamed as ‘Nehraji’ by his teammates was paid rich tributes on Twitter by fans and cricket fraternity after Nehra’s farewell match.
Here are some of the best tweets from cricketing world thanking Ashish Nehra and congratulating him on a wonderful career:
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
A man who never gave up, inspite of going through 12 surgeries on his body, such was his passion. A friend, team mate, big brother here's wishing you an entertaining life post retirement #AashishNehra pic.twitter.com/wiwT5wtDOJ
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 1, 2017
Fitting end to a champion career. Well done Ashish Nehra. Proud servant of Indian Cricket
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) November 2, 2017
End of an era , Ashish Nehra. Congratulations on a fighting and wonderful career. Wish you the best , Ashish.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 1, 2017
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) November 2, 2017
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) November 2, 2017
#NehraJi well done on an impressive career despite all your challenges. You’re a real fighter, will miss seeing you on the field !
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) November 1, 2017
235 wickets mostly on Indian pitches doesn’t come that easy.U have been great servant of Indian cricket Well done on ur career Nehra Ji
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 1, 2017
Congratulations Ashish Nehra on a career which displayed enormous character & skill over a long period of time. Wishing u all the happiness!
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 2, 2017
Many congratulations to Ashish Nehra on a wonderful career. With his grit&will power he is an inspiration for all cricketers.Happy 2nd inngs
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 1, 2017
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 1, 2017
Congratulations on a fantastic career Ashish Nehraji .Thank you for some amazing memories. pic.twitter.com/veqzz6lCXQ
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 1, 2017
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 1, 2017
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
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 1, 2017
In whatever little games I played with you, you've been truly inspirational and I've learnt a lot. pic.twitter.com/Xeed2Oe9IH
— K L Rahul (@klrahul) November 2, 2017
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) November 2, 2017
A legend and an inspiration. It was an honour to play beside you on the field and learn so much from you off the field. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/rO9xNTKa2J
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 2, 2017
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 2, 2017
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) November 2, 2017
I have learned a lot from u Ashu bhai.Ur contribution to the game stands unparalleled.Thank u for all the memories & all the memorable wins. pic.twitter.com/RLcYG3u18C
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) November 1, 2017