Born on April 29, 1979, Ashish Nehra is a former Indian cricketer who has represented the national team in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
Ashish Nehra during a bowling practice session at MIG, Bandra (Pics/ mid-day archives)
Ashish Nehra is known as one of the most talented fast bowlers to have come from the Indian cricket setup, constantly clocking 140 km/hr speeds while bowling, during his playing days.
In pic: Ashish Nehra with his wife Rushma at an event organised by The Bishan Bedi Cricket Coaching Trust in Delhi for ‘Tribute to Tiger’ to commemorate the life and times of former cricketer and the Trust's Founding chief patron, Nawab Mansur Ali Khan 'Tiger' Pataudi
Sadly, Ashish Nehra's career was always riddled with injuries which made him miss crucial Indian cricket tournaments during the peak of his career.
In pic: Ashish Nehra with his good pal and former cricketer Zaheer Khan. The two of them have been part of a strong pace attack for the Indian cricket team
His very good friend Yuvraj Singh had once joked that Ashish Nehra could even get injured while sleeping.
L to R in pic: Ritwik Bhattacharya, Ashish Nehra and Irfan Pathan at the CCI-Erza invitation Squash Tournament
In his personal life, Ashish Nehra is from a Jat family based in Delhi.
In pic: Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra during a Photo exhibition unveil "Swades Ladakh the land of Splendour by Ranjan Ramchandani at Emporio Mall, Vasant Kunj in New Delhi
Ashish Nehra has a brother Bhanu Mehra, who is a restaurateur.
In pic: Zaheer Khan with Ashish Neha and his wife Rushma outside Blue Frog in Mumbai
Ashish Nehra is married to Rushma Nehra, who is very active on Instagram. The couple has a daughter Ariana and son Aarush.
In pic: Ashish Nehra with trailblazing former batsman Virender Sehwag during a Test match
One of the highlights of Ashish Nehra's career was the spell he bowled against England in the 2003 World Cup, where he took 6 wickets for 23 runs to turn a losing match in India's favour. The spell is regarded as one of the best World Cup spells ever.
In pic: Kapil Dev, Harbajan Singh, Ajay Jadeja and Ashish Nehra, all in Hotel Taj one day before the Cricket Benifit Match for the Tusunami Victims at Wankhede Stadium
Harbhajan Singh, Ajay Jadeja, Kapil Dev, Ashish Nehra, Parthiv Patel, Mohammed Kaif at Hotel Taj one day before the Cricket Benifit Match for the Tusunami Victims
Ashish Nehra is a coach for T20 franchise Bangalore. He is fondly called NehraJi
Ashish Nehra at SJBCN International School Inaugurated by Cricketer and Tina Ambani at Borivali
Ashish Nehra with Zaheer Khan and Ajit Agarkar at SJBCN International School. The trio were part of India's fast bowling unit
Ashish Nehra with Zaheer Khan and Ajit Agarkar at SJBCN International School
Ashish Nehra and other friends coming out from a party thrown by Virender Sehwag for his son Aryavir at a resort in south Delhi. Pic/ Rajeev Tyagi
Ashish Nehra with Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh at Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's wedding reception at St. Regis in Mumbai. Pic/ Sayyed Sameer Abedi
Ashish Nehra and Ajay Jadeja practicing at Wankhede stadium ahead of a Ranji match between Delhi and Mumbai.
Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden tweeted this picture of himself gifting a bouquet to Ashish Nehra, happily smiling for the camera, on a scooter
Ashish Nehra's mother Sumitra. Ashish Nehra was born in a Jat family in Delhi. His father's name is Diwan Singh Nehra
Former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra is one of the most animated and funny characters in the game of cricket. Ashish Nehra is famously known for his fun-loving nature and his ability to go on talking and cracking funny one-liners. As he turns 40 today, we take a look at some cool, funny and throwback photos of Ashish Nehra with his near and dear ones off-the-field (Pics/ mid-day archives)