Ashish Nehra played his last international match on the first ODI during the India vs New Zealand series. A picture of the bowler with Virat Kohli from 2003 won many hearts on social media.
If you’re a cricket fanatic, you might have witnessed the glorious T20 match between New Zealand and India. Coincidentally, it also recognized cricketer Ashish Nehra’s departure, as the bowler played the last international equal of his job. Known for his swiftness on and off the field, Nehra has always been a helping hand for all the young musicians in the Indian cricket crew. Lovingly known as’ Nehra ji’ by his teammates and fans, his retirement after the equal made many spectators on the field emotional. And it was his concert in his final match that turned out to be an icing on the cake.
While social media was already buzzing with applause for him, an old-fashioned picture of Nehra and Kohli that surfaced on Twitter constructed many nostalgics. When the photo was clicked, Nehra was comprising an honor for Kohli during his school days. Meanwhile, on November 1, it was the latter who presented him with his farewell trophy. The picture tugged at many cricket lover’s heartstrings.
The re-entry of the 2003 word-painting on the Twitter timeline established a lot of buzz on the micro-blogging area. ” That scene has become more popular because of where Virat Kohli is today ,”. Nehra said during a press conference. ” It’s been a great excursion ,” he added. Kohli too spoke about the picture in a BCCI video.” That was back in 2003 after he had come back from the World Cup. I was 13 then and struggling for a home in the school squad ,” the Indian skipper said.
Meanwhile, Twitterati couldn’t help but create adorable memes of the picture. Check out some of best available ones here.