Retired Ashish Nehra Ready to Serve Indian Cricket
Fast bowler and 2011 World Cupping-winning member Ashish Nehra revealed his post-retirement plans while saying he is looking forward to serving India in the gentleman’s game for what he has had given sweat and blood to make his dream come true as a professional cricketer eventually.
Nehra hung his boots on November 1, with the farewell game against New Zealand at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla where he grew up as a spearhead.
“I will do something related to cricket only because that’s what I have done in the last 25 years and that’s what I know,” Nehra told NDTV.
However, concurrently Nehra is enjoying his time with family before returning to the activity owing to the future endeavors.
“As of now, I will take it easy. I want to spend time with my family,” Nehra maintained.
The 38-year-bowler Nehra, who retired from international cricket after litter-over 18 years bid adieu to the teary-eyed die-hard fans following a lap of honor.
Interestingly, at his home ground, the left-arm bowler Nehra bowled from an end which was devoted to him, before the start of the first of the three-match Twenty20 International series which recently concluded with 2-1 scoreline in favor of Virat Kohli-led India.
Interestingly, Nehra reiterated he would start his innings being as a coach or join the commentary box.
“Either it’s coaching or commentary, you will come to know soon,” Nehra remarked.
Nehra, who walked-off wicketless after conceding 29 runs in four hours, but saw his team registering the win in an all-important game by 53 runs when he sent down the last over.
Moreover, Nehra has hailed the efforts of Team India for excelling and is hopeful of the national side coming good in abroad tours in the foreseeable future.
“Virat Kohli is leading by example and to perform well overseas, we need Virat as the Indian captain and I can see this Indian team doing well on foreign tours,” Nehra explained.
Recently, India has dominated New Zealand in the limited overs series after Australia lost the five-match One-day internationals series 4-1 in the subcontinent. However, the three-match T20I series saw the trophy was shared when Hyderabad was abandoned due to the wet outfield.
Earlier, Team India returned home from Sri Lanka tour with 9-0 scoreline which has further boosted the morale of the youngsters, as Lions are flying to India to play the bilateral series beginning from November 16.
Nehra, who made his international debut way back in 1999 against Sri Lanka in Colombo, is fondly known as Nehraji, as he played the last game at the stadium where he made his first-class debut in 1997 for Delhi.
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Across formats, Nehra bagged 235 wickets and has been far more impressive in the shortest version of the game.
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