Ashish Nehra had 12 operations during his career, and he doesn't shy away from telling others. Upon being asked which body part of his till now hasn't been operated, and Nehra in an interview gives a faint, slightly naughty smile. Such is the nature of the iconic speedster. Despite being a senior and one of the most talented Indian bowlers to grace the game, Nehra is also one of the funniest cricketers around. Just ask 'Cheeku' Virat Kohli all about it.
But every good thing must come to an end and now it seems, Nehra's illustrious career is ending. Ashish Nehra decided to hang his boots and retire and here are the X funny facts about the funniest person in the Indian Cricket Team followed by a few tweets.
Nehra Ji holds himself in high regards and upon being asked hypothetically that whether he'll walk naked for a distance of 100m for Rs 50 Crore, he straight away rejected. Although he said he'll walk in an underwear for as low as Rs 1 Crore.
When it comes to celebration, only a few can top Nehra Ji. When India won the 2011 World Cup, Nehra Ji, the trophy, and his son Arush were in the hotel room and they ordered a whopping 40 American breakfasts. He even claims to devour 15-20 of them.
Nehra Ji claims to have met his wife at 'The Oval' when she was actually watching cricket. This means that she's quite knowledgeable about the sport and wouldn't mind giving our beloved Nehra Ji a few tips. So to avoid such a situation, Nehra Ji being Nehra Ji doesn't allow her wife to watch the game.
It would only come as a surprise that someone as bubbly and as funny as our Nehra Ji wouldn't be known for being a talkative person. In fact, he's so talkative that in another segment of Breakfast with Champions in which Virat Kohli appeared, all he went on about was just how funny and hilarious our Nehra Ji is. Now that we've looked into his funniest moments, let's take a look at some of the funniest tweets too because let's face it, there's no way anyone can talk about Nehra Ji without referring to his teeth.
This is the first of quite a few teeth references. But who can blame us? Not even Nehra Ji, can he?
My experiments with tooth. Author - Ashish Nehra, testimonial - Luis Suarez.
Our bowling attack will lack teeth. We must say, this is the greatest Ashish Nehra pun we've seen.
Friends who stay together, slay together and apparently, become rich together.
PS- Can Viru Paaji drop Nehra in his new BMW? Asking for a friend.
You really shook us all by the news and trust us when we say, we'll miss you and your airplane celebration when you take a wicket.
Life is wonderful, isn't it? We must admit, it was a hell of a journey.
So you were asking how would 'Cheeku' react upon hearing Nehra Ji's name. Yes, this is Virat's actual reaction.
The man must pen a memoir. We must not make teeth jokes here but we must say that the memoir would have some teeth in it. Oops, we did it again.
So, we finally bid adieu to Nehra Ji, and we must admit, while writing this we are having tears in our eyes as perhaps, Nehra Ji was the last of the 2003 dream team which did everything but win the world cup. So we say goodbye to not only Nehra Ji, but to the dream team too. Thank you!