Kolkata: Ashish Nehra, who retired from all forms of cricket after the Twenty20 International between India and New Zealand on November 1 at the Feroz Shah Kotla, makes a special debut as commentary in India Vs sri lanka test.
The 38-year-old former left-arm pacer will be commentating in the India versus Sri Lanka Test series, starting November 16 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India and Sri Lanka will play three Tests, with the second to be played at Nagpur from November 24 while the third will be at New Delhi from December 2.
Sehwag, who is one of the most active ex-cricketers on Twitter, was quick to add his response following the announcement, saying that Nehra ji should be warmly welcomed to the commentary box. Nehra bid cricket goodbye after appearing in the first T20I of the recently concluded series against New Zealand on November 1 at his home ground, the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
“I don’t know what will come next. I haven’t sat down and decided what to do next. Maybe it will be coaching or maybe it will be commentary,” Nehra had said the day after his retirement. Nehra made his India debut in 1999 but his injury-ridden career allowed him to play just 17 Tests, 120 ODIs and 27 T20Is.
The left-arm pacer took 44 Test wickets, 157 in ODIs and 34 in T20Is. He was also part of India’s 2011 World Cup-winning squad but had to miss the final due to a finger injury.