Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday recalled the photo in which Ashish Nehra is seen giving him an award many years ago.
Post Nehra's retirement, the Indian captain 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.
"To have played 19 years is very hard for a fast bowler. I know how professional he's been and how hard he's worked. He deserved this kind of a farewell with the crowd cheering him. He can now spend time with his family, he's got a beautiful family. We'll stay in touch but we'll miss him and I wish him all the best,” Kohli said on Nehra's retirement.
On India’s clinical performance, Kohli said, "Very clinical performance with the whole team. I thought the wicket was damp but Rohit and Shikhar were outstanding. And with the ball as well, we were brilliant. The bowlers bowled where they should and the fielders backed it up."
--By A Cricket Correspondent