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India vs Sri Lanka: Ashish Nehra to make special debut as commentator

News Agencies | Updated on: 16 November 2017, 12:24 IST

India's veteran speedster Ashish, Nehra who recently called it a day from all formats of cricket, is set to make a comeback as commentator in the Kolkata Test match between India and Sri Lanka on Thursday.

The left-arm pacer's former teammate and friend, Virendra Sehwag, took to Twitter to confirm that "Nehra ji" will be joining him in the commentary box at the Eden Gardens match.

Sehwag wrote, "Nehra ji ka commentary welcome zoron shoron se hona chahiye. Apne style me aap log bhi Nehra ji ko welcome zaroor karein."

Nehra and Sehwag share a long friendship as they both started out in the Ranji Trophy for Delhi.

Nehra, 38, retired from cricket after bowling his last ball amid home crowd at the T20I between India and New Zealand at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground, where the Virat Kohli-led side broke the T20I jinx against the Kiwis by securing a 53-run win.

The left-arm fast bowler made his international debut way back in 1999 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.He was also a part of the young Indian brigade that played the 2003 World Cup.

The Indian star bid adieu from the game with a tally of 235 wickets from 164 matches across all the formats in international cricket.


First published: 16 November 2017, 12:24 IST