Ashish Nehra bade his farewell to his cricket career in India vs New Zealand international match on Wednesday. His departure from the sports has already made cricket patrons across the country emotional and nostalgic. The pacer received a heartwarming farewell from his teammates as well as the cricket lovers all around the world. The social media was jam-packed with thousands of farewell messages for him. But it was an old picture of Ashish Nehra with Virat Kohli that threw the social media into a whirl. The picture is nostalgic enough to strike a chord with any cricket lover. The picture shows him with Virat Kohli, long before he started taking the world in amazement with his batting skills. Have a look.
The picture was circulated many times on Twitter, showing that fans are not yet done with him showing his bowling skills on the pitch. It caught the attention of Captain Virat Kohli who also lent his thoughts on the same. He said, “That was back in 2003 after he had come back from the World Cup. I was 13 then and struggling for a place in the school team.”
Ashish Nehra too spoke about the throwback picture. He said, “That picture has become more popular because of where Virat Kohli is today, it’s been a great journey.”
Truly, this single picture is enough for any cricket lover to send them on a nostalgia trip.