New Delhi: Ashish Nehra may not go down in Indian Hall of Fame but there is little doubt that he has been one of the most popular cricketers in the Indian dressing room. Not just his popularity but also his reinvention as Nehra 2.0 should be a talking point as in his mid-30s, the left-armer, rediscovered himself and emerged as India’s strongest bowler in T20 cricket.

Playing tribute to Nehra is Suresh Raina who has been his teammate and quoted to be saying to ANI, “He is such a lovely human being and has worked so well on his game. I met him couple of times and we played so many matches together. And he is one guy who always gives good advice. At the age of 38, he is still going strong. I hope he will do well in Hyderabad and win a game for my country.”

Nehra, who made his India debut back in 1999 under Mohammad Azharuddin, represented the country in 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 26 T20Is. He has picked up 44 Test wickets, besides 157 ODI and 34 T20 wickets.

The left-arm pacer, who is also part of the ongoing three-match T20I series against Australia, is best remembered for his superb bowling spell against England at Durban in the 2003 ICC World Cup, where he picked six wickets for just 23 runs. (With ANI inputs)