IPL 2017: Funniest yet hard-working, Ashish Nehra gets cheeky wishes on his birthday
Fans and cricketers took to Twitter to wish veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra on his birthday as he turned 38.ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 29, 2017 15:14 IST
Ashish Nehra, the veteran Indian fast bowler, turned 38 on Saturday and there were wishes from all parts of the country for the left armer with most of them recalling his spell of 6/23 against England during the 2003 World Cup.
While the BCCI and ICC wished him with customary birthday messages, it was Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma who had a cheeky one in store as he termed Nehra as the ‘funniest’ yet ‘most hard working guy’ he knew.
Many happy returns of the day #AashishNehra 🎂the funniest and the most hard working guy I know. Have a good one 🤙— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) April 29, 2017
Nehra is the only Indian bowler to have taken six wickets twice in his ODI career, with the other one coming against Sri Lanka in Colombo back in 2005.
Although he doesn’t play the longer formats of the game anymore, he has been almost a regular for India in the T20I format. Even during the three-match series against England, Nehra featured in all the games and ended with three wickets to his name.
A few cricketers joined the act as well with former India opener and cricket commentator Akash Chopra joining in to wish him in a cheeky manner. “Happy Birthday to man who’s added teeth to every team that he’s played for. Top player..gem of a human being. Have a good one, Ashish Nehra,” he stated.
Happy Birthday to man who's added teeth to every team that he's played for 😉 Top player..gem of a human being. Have a good one, Ashish Nehra— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 29, 2017
There was a special one from Harbhajan Singh too, with the off-spinner sharing a collage of the duo with the message: “Happy birthday to my brother #ashishnehra Lots of love..God bless you.Zabardast bandha hai tu bhai.. jeo hazaro sal. love always.”