IPL 2017: Seamer Ashish Nehra Becomes The First Left-Arm Bowler To Take 100 IPL Wickets

On Wednesday night, Indian seamer Ashish Nehra became the first left-arm bowler in the history of the IPL [Indian Premier League] to picked up 100 wickets. The Delhi cricketer achieved the mark when he removed RCB player Sreenath Arvind during the opening match of the season versus Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The journey in the IPL has been one of much intrigue for the 37-year old cricketer, who began by playing for the Mumbai Indians [MI] in the opening season of IPL [2008], before moving to the Delhi Daredevils [DD], later to the Chennai Super Kings[CSK] and finally landing at the Sunrisers Hyderabad [SRH].

Fighting injury-after-injury, the left-arm pacer forged his way through up the ranks and beat several of his contemporaries to the top of the table. The second best after him, as far as left-arm bowlers are concerned is former Indian seamer Zaheer Khan, who taken 92 wickets in 89 games and looks set to take more after confirming his availability for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League.

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