Ashish Nehra

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Ashish Nehra added : "If you come across a green top, then you certainly can think of including an extra pacer, which I feel should be Mohammed Siraj given how well he has been bowling. But otherwise, I think the bowling attack should be Ishant, Bumrah and Shami as the three fast bowlers, with Ashwin and Jadeja as the spinners," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "Of course, both India and New Zealand have very good fast bowlers. But if you look at our bowlers, (Jasprit) Bumrah and (Mohammed) Shami, they can bowl well even on flatter decks. Not just Bumrah and Shami but even Ishant (Sharma) is there. And looking at what he has achieved having played 100 Test matches, his presence is another strong point for India," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "If you come across a green top, then you certainly can think of including an extra pacer, which I feel should be Mohammed Siraj given how well he has been bowling. But otherwise, I think the bowling attack should be Ishant, Bumrah and Shami as the three fast bowlers, with (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja as the spinners," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Of course, there's still almost a month left for the final and how each of the quicks fare in practice sessions as well as their fitness levels would also be taken into account before the XI is announced," "But the advantage of playing with this attack is that Ashwin and Jadeja can contribute with the bat too, and runs scored by the lower order turn out to be priceless. If Jadeja and Ashwin are in the XI, the team will have all bases covered in terms of bowling" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “As far as technique is concerned, for any player it is difficult to adjust. Even during the Adelaide Test, he wasn’t a player who had a lot of experience or played 30-40 Test matches. We were talking about a youngster. To drop him on the basis of one Test match was tough,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It’s one thing that India went on to win the series but even then, I felt that he shouldn’t have been benched after one Test match. Even during last year’s IPL, I felt he shouldn’t have been dropped. He played a few good innings but couldn’t score runs. But I will always back a player who has more runs than Rahane, when you talk of T20 cricket. I’m not saying that Rahane is not a good player, but in T20 cricket you need explosive players like Shaw, Pant, Stoinis and Hetmyer ” External link

news18 Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “As far as technique is concerned, for any player it is difficult to adjust. Even during the Adelaide Test, he wasn’t a player who had a lot of experience or played 30-40 Test matches. We were talking about a youngster. To drop him on the basis of one Test match was tough,” External link

india Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “It’s one thing that India went on to win the series but even then, I felt that he shouldn’t have been benched after one Test match. Even during last year’s IPL, I felt he shouldn’t have been dropped. He played a few good innings but couldn’t score runs. But I will always back a player who has more runs than Rahane, when you talk of T20 cricket. I’m not saying that Rahane is not a good player, but in T20 cricket you need explosive players like Shaw, Pant, Stoinis and Hetmyer ” External link

india Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "As far as technique is concerned, for any player it is difficult to adjust. Even during the Adelaide Test, he wasn't a player who had a lot of experience or played 30-40 Test matches. We were talking about a youngster. To drop him on the basis of one Test match was tough," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "It's one thing that India went on to win the series but even then, I felt that he shouldn't have been benched after one Test match. Even during last year's IPL, I felt he shouldn't have been dropped. He played a few good innings but couldn't score runs. But I will always back a player who has more runs than Rahane, when you talk of T20 cricket. I'm not saying that Rahane is not a good player, but in T20 cricket you need explosive players like Shaw, Pant, Stoinis and Hetmyer " External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Moeen [Ali] is a very chilled out and relaxed person. I see shades of Saeed Anwar in his batting. He never seems under pressure. He is a utility player and MS Dhoni is utilising him really well,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “They planned their chase poorly as two of your set batsmen returned unbeaten and you lost the game by 1 run. That shouldn’t have happened in this format,” External link

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Ashish Nehra said : “They planned their chase poorly as two of your set batsmen returned unbeaten and you lost the game by 1 run. That shouldn’t have happened in this format,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “I’ve played against Williamson and he is the kind of batsman who finds out the solution. As a batsman, you have to take risk in the T20 format but he is very calculative while taking a risk. For example, the way Kedar Jadhav lost his wicket. It was quite difficult to step out and hit a six to Amit Mishra in this kind of pitch. I’m not saying that was impossible. But Kane Williamson didn’t do that. He stepped out for singles and didn’t go for a six. That defines how strong his mindset,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “There was talk about a couple of years ago that he used to pick up 5-6 wickets in every match for India A with the red ball… (now he) is a very good all-format bowler. There is no shortage skill, he has all type of variations. I would in fact say that skill wise, he is even ahead of Bumrah, if you talk of variations,” External link

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Ashish Nehra added : “He has a different slower one, there is no lack of speed, he can move the new ball. He needs to keep his fitness and sharpen his mind. If he can do these two things well, sky is the limit,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : "When you talk about skill, this has been my thinking in the last three-fours years. When it comes to bowlers, everyone talks about Jasprit Bumrah being right up there. But skill wise, I don't think Siraj is behind Bumrah, and in all formats," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : "There are some bowlers whom you include only for T20s, for white-ball matches. So In think Siraj is a very good all-format bowler. There is no shortage skill, he has all type of variations. I would in fact say that skill wise, he is even ahead of Bumrah, if you talk of variations," "He has a different slower one, there is no lack of speed, he can move the new ball. He needs to keep his fitness and sharpen his mind. If he can do these two things well, sky is the limit" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Virat Kohli, as a skipper, never take things lightly. The way they have started their campaign and won four in four, they shouldn’t limit themselves. I remember when I was in Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and when we went to South Africa in 2009. We experimented with a few things towards the end of the league phase as we had already won around 10 out of 12 games. So first, they should confirm their play-off qualification and try to finish in the top 2,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 23, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Ravichandran Ashwin bowled just three overs. In the chase of 148-run target, there was a phase when Rajasthan Royals had lost 5 top-order batters and two left-handers David Miller and Rahul Tewatia were at the crease. You could have used Ashwin then,” External link

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Ashish Nehra told ( about David Miller ) : “When Tewatia got out and Miller and Morris paired up, then you had the choice to deploy Ashwin. Royals were six down then and had Ashwin taken another on at that point of time, DC would have won the game there itself,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Virat Kohli deployed his only left-arm spinner at the right time. But the way SRH batters – Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad got out, it didn’t seem like proper batters are getting out. They appeared to be losing wickets like tailenders, especially Pandey,” External link

news18 Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Virat Kohli deployed his only left-arm spinner at the right time. But the way SRH batters - Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad got out, it didn't seem like proper batters are getting out. They appeared to be losing wickets like tailenders, especially Pandey,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Pandey’s radar is mostly towards mid-wicket and long-on. Until the mid-wicket fielder was up (inside the circle), he got runs. Once the fielder went deep, Pandey found it difficult to score. For this, I would like to appreciate KKR captain Eoin Morgan. He may have made the change in the field a bit late but the move worked in restricting Manish Pandey,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 12, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "As we saw in the first game, the square boundaries are big. The ball did get wet (due to dew) but the ball was still holding up on this pitch, unlike the Wankhede (in Mumbai). We saw it with seamers as well. Talk about Dan Christian, Kyle Jamieson, and even Harshal Patel, who was still pulling off the slower balls with a wet ball. So, bowlers like Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) and Natarajan have enough experience to make good use of the conditions. Especially, Rashid Khan. If the ball is dry, then he can cause a lot of trouble for KKR," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Yes, all three fast bowlers. One, according to me, the most skilful bowler going around right now – Jofra Archer. These three guys, plus you have Chris Woakes, Olly Stone was looking good, then you have guys like Mark Wood who is back. So, there’s no shortage of pace battery, when it comes to the England team,” External link

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Ashish Nehra added ( about Ishant Sharma ) : "Plus, he is the same old Ishant Sharma, the ball is coming into right-handers, which is really important for him, bowling around the stumps. Earlier, he used to bowl only over the stumps, but still the ball was not going away nicely against left-handers or you can say when right-handers are batting coming in nicely," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about England Cricket ) : "I believe among all the young talented bowlers we have seen in the past 2-3 years - Jofra Archer is number one. In the form Jofra Archer is in, especially if he's in form and fit - It will benefit the England team," External link

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Ashish Nehra said : "Even if India sees a similar wicket like Chennai, England still has a strong line-up, the way Stuart Broad bowls leg cutters and bowls wicket to wicket; Jofra Archer bowls pace and bounce, Jimmy Anderson has experience with his swing and reverse swing," External link

news18 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “When we talk about pacers, England doesn’t have any shortage of pacers; Joe Root will have to charge them on the ground. For example, in the second Test in Chennai, experienced bowler Stuart Broad wasn’t seen in his best form, he didn’t even play the first Test match. In the second innings, his form was back but he got the ball very late in the game. Jofra Archer is very talented; I believe among all the young talented bowlers we have seen in the past 2-3 years – Jofra Archer is number one,” External link

india Monday, February 22, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Jofra Archer is very talented; I believe among all the young talented bowlers we have seen in the past 2-3 years – Jofra Archer is number one. In the form Jofra Archer is in, especially if he’s in form and fit – It will benefit the England team," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Kedar Jadhav ) : “It is difficult but I see Kedar Jadhav as the only player they could go for. If they can get him at a lesser price as I think he was around 8 crore or so. Those things are very important. Other than that, I don't think they will go for any of the other players they have left,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Shakib Al Hasan and Moeen Ali are the best options I see for this team. MS Dhoni likes those type of players as both of them bowl and bat. Whether they play their matches in Chennai or in the UAE, wherever it is, both these players have experience of the IPL,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "You are talking about one or two centuries, I would say when India wins the toss, he will score 250 also," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "So if Saini was ahead of them during initial Test squad selection, I don't see any reason why he would slip down in the pecking order. You selected him first, so obviously, you believed he was better than the other two. Isn't it?" External link

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Ashish Nehra said : "Navdeep's biggest assets are bounce and extra pace. This is a Test match. How does Natarajan normally get his wickets? When people are trying to hit him. Also, you haven't tested Natarajan by playing him for India A like you did with Mohammed Siraj, who has risen through the ranks," External link

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Ashish Nehra told : “If you look at squad composition, Saini was first choice and Shardul and Natarajan both came in as replacements for Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Navdeep’s biggest asset are bounce and extra pace. This is a Test match. How does Natarajan normally gets his wickets? When people are trying to hit him. Also, you haven’t tested Natarajan by playing him for India A like you did with Mohd Siraj, who has risen through the ranks,” “Similarly, Navdeep has also come up the ranks having been on multiple red ball tours of India A. In Test matches, batsmen normally don’t get out. You have to get them out. That’s the difference” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “There is question surrounding India’s opening pair, as to who will open with Mayank Agarwal. I wouldn’t exactly call it a weakness, but it surely is a concern at this point. You can look at Shubman Gill, or even Prithvi Shaw for that matter, but I believe it should be KL Rahul to open the batting for India. If he can score runs given the kind of form he is in, this weakness can transform into a strength for India. I would want him to play,” External link

india Sunday, December 13, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “Mayank Agarwal had played a couple of useful innings for India during the previous tour. With him, KL Rahul makes a lot of sense. He hasn’t had the best of runs for India in Tests in the last year and a half. He’s been dropped too, but it’s an opportunity for Rahul,” External link

india Sunday, December 13, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “There is question surrounding India’s opening pair, as to who will open with Mayank Agarwal. I wouldn’t exactly call it a weakness, but it surely is a concern at this point. You can look at Shubman Gill, or even Prithvi Shaw for that matter, but I believe it should be KL Rahul to open the batting for India. If he can score runs given the kind of form he is in, this weakness can transform into a strength for India. I would want him to play,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “Mayank Agarwal had played a couple of useful innings for India during the previous tour. With him KL Rahul makes a lot of sense. He hasn’t had the best of runs for India in Tests in the last year and a half. He’s been dropped too, but it’s an opportunity for Rahul,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The way Kohli started - 23 off 20, but when you’re set, in the middle overs as well he scored some 20 off 20 or 23 off 20. When he reached his 50, he had played 41 balls. After that, he scored 35 runs off the next 19 but from overs 7 to 15, when Dhawan and Samson got out, it all came down to Kohli,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained : “In the end, India needed 43 to win off three overs, something that many teams back themselves to pull off. I believe Kohli’s role in this Indian team is that of playing an anchor. That’s why his average is so high. We have discussed this earlier as well that even when he’s playing for RCB, it gets difficult to finish the game all by himself. There, he needs AB de Villiers for support. Here too, he needed Hardik Pandya’s support,” “In the previous game, as long as Pandya stood there. If Pandya gets out and Kohli stays, India have a higher chance of losing the game. And if Kohli gets out and Pandya stays, you’ll have a higher chance of winning. Pandya was able to do that and even Kohli knows it - what his game is and what Pandya’s is. He needs players around him” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “He wanted Shami to bowl from the other end, that I understand, but then, why would he use Jasprit Bumrah for only two overs with the new ball?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat Kohli is an impulsive captain . He is making too many changes in his bowling,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 30, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “He is being hasty in his decisions. In the previous game (first ODI) as well, after Kohli was dropped, it seemed like he is in a hurry. Kohli has chased 350 several times in his career, it is not a big deal for him. But it seemed like he was chasing 475, not 375,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 30, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “In today’s game, Virat Kohli gave two overs to Mohammed Shami and then brought Navdeep Saini. He wanted Shami to bowl from the other end, that I understand, but then, why would he use Jasprit Bumrah for only two overs with the new ball?” External link

india Monday, November 30, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "He has all the ingredients to be a good bowler. He has pace and bounce and, most importantly, he’s confident," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, October 25, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Parthiv Patel ) : “Padikkal and Bishnoi have been fearless with their cricket. The exploits of Padikkal have been such that Parthiv Patel, who has impressed for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past, has no place in the side now. Looking at both of their talents, the future is good for Indian cricket,” External link

dnaindia Friday, October 9, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sanjay Bangar ) : “I am in total agreement with Sanjay Bangar, I think they should go ahead with Rishabh Pant. Pant should be backed! Every player needs to be backed when it comes to international cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It totally depends on which format we are talking about. If we are talking about Test cricket, and if you want to go with the best wicket-keeper then you also have to consider the mindset of the captain and coach. I am in total agreement with Sanjay Bangar, I think they should go ahead with Rishabh Pant. Pant should be backed! Every player needs to be backed when it comes to international cricket." External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra wrote : “I first saw Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the early winter of 2004 before we were to go to Pakistan. It was the Duleep Trophy final and I had a stiff back but then skipper Sourav Ganguly told me that ‘Ashu, play the final and tell us how you feel,’” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “With time, he got better and when he ended his career, he was the keeper with the quickest hands due to his sheer cricket smartness. When he arrived in Indian cricket, he wasn’t a gym person but had an incredibly strong lower body as he played badminton and football regularly. What was my first impression when he came into that Indian dressing room in 2004-05 season? I would say he came across an introvert and was polite to a fault,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out : “Five of us - Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Zak (Zaheer Khan) and myself - had dinner together on most days during tours. I don’t recall Dhoni ever joining us. He was always reserved. He would never go to any senior cricketer’s room and mostly kept to himself. That was 2004-05 but till I last played in 2017, he remained the same when it came to socialising,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If you ask me, I have seen Rishabh Pant at Sonnet since he was 14-year-old chubby kid, trust me Pant at 22 has more natural talent than what Dhoni had as a 23-year-old in 2004, when he first played for India. But whether Pant can be as strong-willed as Dhoni will tell you if he can replicate that success,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained : “I have heard the rubbish about Dhoni being incommunicado when not playing. He had utmost respect for all senior players, gave them their space and I can vouch that he handled the transition phase pretty well because of his mind-reading abilities. He gave respect and hence got respect,” “It never happened that he didn’t give a clear picture to a player about what’s on his mind. Why is he better than the best? Because no one could control emotions better than Dhoni. What do you think, he never felt hurt, insulted or angry? But he knew how to conceal it. It’s his second nature” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “He was a good reader of other people’s mind and that’s what made him one of the best man-managers the game has ever seen. He handled my comeback and the phase between 2009 and 2011 really. He made me bowl the maximum overs in Powerplays and would use me in three or at times four spells,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “He had a crystal-clear idea about his go-to bowlers in slog overs, the shaky ones who could be clobbered at the death. That’s called mind reading and you can’t beat MS Dhoni on that. If he knew that a player had limited abilities, he would use him accordingly without being frustrated or abusing him and that’s leadership,” “He knew his bowlers in T20 cricket. During my last phase in international cricket, he would make me bowl three overs in Powerplay and the other three would be by three different bowlers. Even if I went for 18 in first two, he would tell me ‘don’t worry, you bowl the third and if it’s a 12 also, it’s okay if a breakthrough comes along.’ Use of optimum resources was his strength and making top international players like Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja has been one of his biggest contributions” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I would like to say, whichever player plays CPL, there is no guarantee that their performance will be replicated in the IPL, but they will definitely have an edge over the other players,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Even today when Imran Tahir takes a wicket, he celebrates like an 18-20-year-old player. He is a dedicated player,” “When we talk about a certain age, when you get to play more matches and get more practice at that age, it is always better. It will be a really good thing for Imran Tahir to play the IPL after playing in the CPL” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I would like to say, whichever player plays CPL, there is no guarantee that their performance will be replicated in the IPL, but they will definitely have an edge over the other players. If you reach UAE after playing for a month, it will definitely make a difference, be it Kieron Pollard or Imran Tahir or Rashid Khan,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 14, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out ( about Imran Tahir ) : “Even today when Imran Tahir takes a wicket, he celebrates like an 18 to 20-year-old player. He is a dedicated player. When we talk about a certain age, when you get to play more matches and get more practice at that age, it is always better. It will be a really good thing for Imran Tahir to play the IPL after playing in the CPL,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 14, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Champions Trophy ) : “In 2004 we were playing Champions Trophy game in Birmingham. India batted first and we scored some 200 runs,” External link

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Ashish Nehra concluded ( about Shoaib Akhtar ) : “Shoaib Akhtar is a great friend, no doubt about it. Whenever we’re in England and even till today. After 3-4 months, we message each other and a banter is going on,” External link

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Ashish Nehra said : “Before the World Cup, I was struggling with a stiff back so much that at one point of time I thought I won’t play, I’ll leave,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Then I started playing one game at a time. I played against Holland, had a bad game against South Africa and then missed one. The semifinal comes. I play, we win, I had a good game but again missed the final,” “I had a massive fracture. They day after the final itself, I left for Australia for surgery. It was very disappointing but it was satisfying as well that we won the final, we won the World Cup. It was a roller-coaster ride for me but in the end, I did manage to land safely” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “Needless to say, even Sachin Tendulkar himself knows how lucky he was in that game. It was one of his scratchiest innings you’ll see. Whenever you’ve seen Tendulkar scoring even 40, you will see bad decisions or catches being dropped. But not that many and luck going your way that much,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra stated : “See when you talk about a World Cup, whether it’s India-Pakistan, India- England , or any other team, it’s all pressure. You’ve reached the semifinal, you’re a good team but in the end, it’s all down to how you handle pressure,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “See when you talk about a World Cup, whether it’s India-Pakistan, India-England, or any other team, it’s all pressure. You’ve reached the semifinal, you’re a good team but in the end it’s all down to how you handle pressure,” “The way Virender Sehwag started against Umar Gul (taking him for four fours in an over), at one point of time, we might score 340-350. We ended up 257-58 if I’m not wrong. When we were bowling, Pakistan had a very good start and defending 257 was a great effort by the Indian team. There’s no doubt about it” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Anil Kumble ) : “First time I saw him was on television only when Anil Kumble was playing for India,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 10, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : "He (Agarwal) has done really well in domestic games and India-A and that's how he got his chance. He is not somebody who has been playing domestic cricket for one or two years and suddenly he comes to the scene. He has scored a lot of runs and I am sure with time he will get better and better," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Ravi Shastri gives Virat Kohli his space, that he needs. Virat Kohli knows the type of person Ravi Shastri is and what can be extracted from him,” “Ravi Shastri is a great motivator, that is Ravi bhai’s strength. He gives you a lot of confidence. If you are stuck in quicksand till your neck, he will ask you to push with your hands twice and you would come out. Virat Kohli also likes leading from the front. Both have similar personalities. So, it is very good between the two of them,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It is not that all the time they agree on things but few things you need to let it go. It’s not like that the captain is the last decision-maker or coach is the last decision-maker. For me, it has to be a 50-50 partnership,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 3, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Ravi Shastri gives Virat Kohli his space, that he needs. Virat Kohli knows the type of person Ravi Shastri is and what can be extracted from him,” “Ravi Shastri is a great motivator, that is Ravi bhai’s strength. He gives you a lot of confidence. If you are stuck in quicksand till your neck, he will ask you to push with your hands twice and you would come out. Virat Kohli also likes leading from the front. Both have similar personalities. So, it is very good between the two of them,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 3, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Two-three days before that match, nobody knew that India and Pakistan would meet in the semifinals,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, August 3, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “With the Pakistan delegation coming and a lot of tourists, who were staying in the Mount View hotel, left their rooms to go out and when they come back in the evening, their luggage was packed and kept outside their rooms and the hotel management told them that you have been checked out of the hotel, the money has been transferred back to your account … because the whole hotel has been taken by Mr [Yousaf Raza] Gillani and his team. I still remember India selector at the time, Kris Srikkanth, entering the Taj hotel in Chandigarh and there were no rooms for him,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, August 3, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out : “Great game for India, pressure game, electric atmosphere as always but the amazing thing was that people were standing outside the hotel and they didn’t even have tickets,” “I was the lucky one, to be very honest, because I got a few extra tickets from the Pakistan camp. I told Shahid Afridi that I need two tickets, sort it out. Then I got two tickets from him and two tickets from Shoaib Akhtar. Waqar Younis was the coach, so maybe, out of the 30 players, I had the most number of tickets” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, August 3, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "We have seen one incident of Jofra Archer, so we are hoping that those kinds of the incidents don't happen. That was a bilateral series where the teams are staying at the ground. Either you talk about Southampton or Old Trafford, there are hotels at the ground," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "As far as MS Dhoni's international career is concerned I don't think this IPL has anything to do with it. If you're a selector, you're a captain, you're a coach then the most important thing is that if he is ready to play, he will be my number one name on the list," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra recalled : "For me, MS Dhoni's game never came down. In the last game that he played, India had a chance of reaching the World Cup final till the time MS Dhoni was there and the minute he got run out everybody lost hope," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “As much as I know MS Dhoni, he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove and we, in the media, discuss all these things because he hasn’t announced his retirement. Only he can tell what’s in his head,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “As much as I know MS Dhoni, I think he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove. And we all discuss these things as media people you can say and everybody because he has not announced his retirement, so that’s where maybe I think he will take a call and only he can tell what’s in his mind,” External link

india Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “We have seen one incident of Jofra Archer. We are hoping those sort of incidents doesn’t take place. There it was a bilateral series and teams were staying at the venues. In IPL, that will not be the case and there will be eight teams here. So, all the players should support the BCCI and the organising committee and be careful,” External link

india Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "As much as I know MS Dhoni, he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove and we, in the media, discuss all these things because he hasn't announced his retirement. Only he can tell what's in his head," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "For me, MS Dhoni's game never came down, till the last game he played India had hoped to reach the World Cup final, till the time MS Dhoni was there. The minute he got run out everybody's hopes were gone. It shows where his game was even at that time," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "He knows how to run the team, he knows how to push youngsters forward, all those things I don't need to repeat again and again. I don't this IPL makes any difference to his. stature, his aura as a player and I don't think so that a tournament like IPL should be MS Dhoni's selection criteria," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "For me, MS Dhoni 's game never came down," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I don't think a tournament like the IPL should be MS Dhoni's selection criteria, it's probably just a talking point," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “As much as I know MS Dhoni, he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove and we, in the media, discuss all these things because he hasn’t announced his retirement. Only he can tell what’s in his head,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “See as far as MS Dhoni’s international career is concerned, I don’t think this IPL has anything to do with it. If you are a captain, a selector or a coach and if MS Dhoni is ready to play, he will be my number one name on the list,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “For me MS Dhoni’s game never came down, till the last game he played India had hoped to reach the World Cup final, till the time MS Dhoni was there. The minute he got run out everybody’s hopes were gone. It shows where his game was even at that time,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Two-three days before that match, nobody knew that India and Pakistan would meet in the semifinals,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “With the Pakistan delegation coming and a lot of tourists, who were staying in the Mount View hotel, left their rooms to go out and when they come back in the evening, their luggage was packed and kept outside their rooms and the hotel management told them that you have been checked out of the hotel, the money has been transferred back to your account because the whole hotel has been taken by Mr [Yousaf Raza] Gillani and his team. I still remember India selector at the time, Kris Srikkanth, entering the Taj hotel in Chandigarh and there were no rooms for him,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out : “Great game for India, pressure game, electric atmosphere as always but the amazing thing was that people were standing outside the hotel and they didn’t even have tickets,” “I was the lucky one, to be very honest, because I got a few extra tickets from the Pakistan camp. I told Shahid Afridi that I need two tickets, sort it out. Then I got two tickets from him and two tickets from Shoaib Akhtar. Waqar Younis was the coach, so maybe, out of the 30 players, I had the most number of tickets” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Not being able to use saliva when there isn’t much perspiration will be a problem. Anderson’s strength is to pitch it up and get it to swing which leads to caught behind and slip catches. He looked half the bowler when it stopped swinging,” External link

india Monday, July 13, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “In ODIs, when you see Sachin Tendulkar, mind it you need to put his average into perspective. He played mostly with one white ball and five fielders outside the circle,” External link

india Monday, July 13, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Jimmy Anderson ) : “Jimmy Anderson was bowling short of length at times and he never bowls such short of length. Because the Dukes ball wasn’t swinging. The reason being lack of shine with no saliva being allowed and whenever he tried pitching up, the Windies batsmen were driving easily,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 13, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Jimmy Anderson ) : “Jimmy Anderson was bowling short of length at times and he never bowls such short of length. Because the Dukes ball wasn’t swinging. The reason being lack of shine with no saliva being allowed and whenever he tried pitching up, the Windies batsmen were driving easily,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 13, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Not being able to use saliva when there isn’t much perspiration will be a problem. Anderson’s strength is to pitch it up and get it to swing which leads to caught behind and slip catches. He looked half the bowler when it stopped swinging ” External link

expressindia Monday, July 13, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “In ODIs, when you see Sachin Tendulkar , mind it you need to put his average into perspective. He played mostly with one white ball and five fielders outside the circle,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 13, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Jimmy Anderson ) : "Not being able to use saliva when there isn't much perspiration will be a problem. Anderson's strength is to pitch it up and get it to swing which leads to caught behind and slip catches. He looked half the bowler when it stopped swinging " External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 13, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "In ODIs, when you see Sachin Tendulkar, mind it you need to put his average into perspective. He played mostly with one white ball and five fielders outside the circle," External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 13, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni would be in my team but the bigger question is whether he wants to play or not. It's what Dhoni wants at the end of the day," External link

srilankamirror Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni will be in my team but the bigger question is that whether he wants to play or not. It’s what Dhoni wants at the end of the day,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 19, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni will be in my team but the bigger question is that whether he wants to play or not. It’s what Dhoni wants at the end of the day,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 19, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni would be in my team but the bigger question is whether he wants to play or not. It's what Dhoni wants at the end of the day," External link

timesofindia Friday, June 19, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue during this period of lockdown. This situation is unavoidable. If anyone has a garden space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week… you can do as much of yoga or free weights, but a fast bowler’s life is nothing without good running time,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mohammad Azharuddin ) : “No one talks about Mohammed Azharuddin. He captained India in three World Cups, the most by anyone. So, I feel every era is different,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Gary Kirsten ) : “Dhoni was a very calculative captain. He wasn’t impulsive and stayed calm. He used to try and give as much opportunity as he could to the players. He forged a great partnership with Kirsten. He had the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag, Yuvraj and Harbhajan in his team. Even in the 2007 WT20 he had to lead a team that had seniors. You have to appreciate him for the way he handled himself and the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "People think that Dhoni doesn't talk much. That is not the case. His room would remain open in the night after matches. Anyone could walk in, order food and discuss cricket," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "Be it in CSK or in the Indian team, Dhoni would pass on the message on what he thinks a player needs to do during a conversation and that would be enough for the players to get the drift," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Today also when we talk about the number 5 and 6 slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it. KL Rahul is playing on the 5th position and Pant, the person you were preparing to succeed MS Dhoni, is serving water,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “I know he has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it, but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If you win and tell this it’s a different thing. It’s wrong to say that the year is for T20s and so we don’t care about 50-over matchesif it doesn’t matter then why did you even come to play. Are you trying to tell that the Indian team didn’t try to win those ODI matches against New Zealand. I don’t agree with Virat Kohli’s statement,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "People think that Dhoni doesn't talk much. That is not the case. His room would remain open in the night after matches. Anyone could walk in, order food and discuss cricket," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "Be it in CSK or in the Indian team, Dhoni would pass on the message on what he thinks a player needs to do during a conversation and that would be enough for the players to get the drift," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Be it in CSK or in the Indian team, Dhoni would pass on the message on what he thinks a player needs to do during a conversation and that would be enough for the players to get the drift,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Today also when we talk about the number 5 and 6 slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it. KL Rahul is playing on the 5th position and Pant, the person you were preparing to succeed MS Dhoni, is serving water,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “I know he has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “This Indian team is far from the Australia team. You are talking about an Australian team which won 3 consecutive World Cups, reached in the final in 1996, won 18-19 Test matches in home and away conditions. It’s not like this Indian team can not reach there but I believe the core group is very important. A person gets confused after watching many dishes on the table and so it’s important to have fewer but better dishes,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If you win and tell this it’s a different thing. It’s wrong to say that the year is for T20s and so we don’t care about 50-over matches…if it doesn’t matter then why did you even come to play. Are you trying to tell that the Indian team didn’t try to win those ODI matches against New Zealand? I don’t agree with Virat Kohli’s statement,” External link

india Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “You are talking about an Australian team which won three consecutive World Cups and before that reached the final in 1996, won 18-19 Test matches in home and away conditions,” External link

india Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "This Indian team has to still cover a lot of distance in order to match up with that Australia team (led by Steve Waugh and then Ricky Ponting)," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "You are talking about an Australian team which won three consecutive World Cups and before that reached the final in 1996, won 18-19 Test matches in home and away conditions," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I know he (Pant) has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "There are a lot of talented players but they should be backed for a longer duration. Today also when we talk about the number five and six slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I feel it’s wrong to say it's a T20 year and the 50-over format doesn’t matter," External link

firstpost Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I feel in the last two years, the team management has tried to keep the players on their toes a bit too much. While, it’s necessary to keep a player on his toes if you feel he is lagging behind, but there’s been too much chopping and changing in the last two years and that doesn't help," "You don’t know who will bat a No 5 and 6. KL Rahul is playing there and the man you prepared to take MS Dhoni’s place, Rishabh Pant, is ferrying drinks. There is a lot of talent in this team but they need to be backed for a longer time," External link

firstpost Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "There are a lot of talented players but they should be backed for a longer duration. Today also when we talk about the number 5 and 6 slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I know he has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "This Indian team is far from the Australia team. You are talking about an Australian team which won 3 consecutive World Cups, reached the final in 1996, won 18-19 Test matches in home and away conditions," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I know he has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If you win and tell this it’s a different thing. It’s wrong to say that the year is for T20s and so we don’t care about 50-over matches...if it doesn’t matter then why did you even come to play. Are you trying to tell that the Indian team didn’t try to win those ODI matches against New Zealand. I don’t agree with Virat Kohli’s statement,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If you win and tell this it’s a different thing. It’s wrong to say that the year is for T20s and so we don’t care about 50-over matches...if it doesn’t matter then why did you even come to play. Are you trying to tell that the Indian team didn’t try to win those ODI matches against New Zealand. I don’t agree with Virat Kohli’s statement,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I wore them for the first time in Ranji Trophy and had only one pair which I took them with me to play in my first Test match in 1999. I still remember I used to get the shoe stitched after each innings and that is how it survived the entire Test,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra recalled : “I wasn’t alone. There used to be a bunch of us who would go to drop sir at the railway station. He would ask us to show him different bowling actions. I remember we would pick up the stones at teh station and bowl with them,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Javed Miandad ) : "I still remember Javed Miandad inviting all of us to his house and that food in his house was amazing, I still remember it," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Those six weeks he was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Lakshmipathy Balaji in the dressing room," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Those six weeks he was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Laxmipathy Balaji in the dressing room,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Those six weeks he was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Lakshmipathy Balaji in the dressing room,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Javed Miandad ) : “I still remember Javed Miandad inviting all of us to his house and that food in his house was amazing, I still remember it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “In the dressing room, Irfan can give you more stories, the only thing I remember is Laxmipathy Balaji on that particular tour. Maybe that time he was more popular than Imran Khan,” External link

tribune Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “Those six weeks he [Balaji] was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Laximathy Balaji in the dressing room,” External link

tribune Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “In the dressing room, Irfan can give you more stories, the only thing I remember is Laxmipathy Balaji on that particular tour. Maybe that time he was more popular than Imran Khan,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Those six weeks he was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Laximathy Balaji in the dressing room,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Javed Miandad ) : “I still remember Javed Miandad inviting all of us to his house and that food in his house was amazing, I still remember it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “That innings got the team to believe that we too could have a prolific wicket-keeper batsman,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Yuvraj Singh ) : "Yuvraj has played well under MS Dhoni, as far as I have seen Yuvraj's career, the way he has batted in 2007 and 2008 onwards it has been impeccable and in 2011 we saw how he braved his sickness and played brilliantly under Dhoni," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "Even if the IPL doesn't happen in August, (because) there are a lot of places in India that witness rains during that month and there are high chances that lots of matches will get cancelled," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I am not expecting any cricketing activity before July. So this is a long break but once action starts, fast bowlers have the biggest challenge to remain fit,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. So whoever has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “You can do as much of yoga or free weights, fast bowler’s life is nothing without good running time. There is a lot of difference with batsmen,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It’s not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualization,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “That innings got the team to believe that we too could have a prolific wicket-keeper batsman,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "You can do as much of yoga or free weights but a fast bowler's life is nothing without good running. There is a lot of difference when compared to the batsmen," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It's not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also, a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualisation," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "And injuries can happen to anyone. The fast bowler who has trained the least might be fitter than fast bowler who has trained the most. The nature of sport is such. But yes, I hope that if lockdown ends, they have access to grounds," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “If you ask me, I am not expecting any cricketing activity before July. So this is a long break but once action starts fast bowlers have the biggest challenge to remain fit,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “You can do as much of yoga or free weights, fast bowler’s life is nothing without good running time. There is a lot of difference with batsmen,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It’s not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualization,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “And injuries can happen to anyone. The fast bowler who has trained the least might be fitter than fast bowler who has trained the most. Nature of sport is such. But yes, I hope that if lockdown ends, they have access to grounds,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "You can do as much of yoga or free weights, fast bowler's life is nothing without good running time. There is a lot of difference with batsmen," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It's not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualization," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "And injuries can happen to anyone. The fast bowler who has trained the least might be fitter than fast bowler who has trained the most. Nature of sport is such. But yes, I hope that if lockdown ends, they have access to grounds," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "That innings got the team to believe that we too could have a prolific wicketkeeper-batsman," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “I distinctly remember that match in Visakhapatnam. It was the second ODI of that series. There is a viral video of me hurling abuses to MS after an edge off Shahid Afridi flew between him and Rahul Dravid at first slip and people think it’s from that same match. But that incident is from the fourth ODI in Ahmedabad. However, I must admit I am not proud of my behaviour,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “You can’t expect Bumrah to deliver in every series. One has to remember he is returning from injury. It’s difficult for anybody to keep performing at the top of his game all the time. Even Virat Kohli has had a quiet series,” External link

india Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “The Indian team management could be much better while picking the playing XI. The other pacers, besides Bumrah and (Mohammad) Shami, need to know their roles. They have got used to having Bumrah and Shami firing for the last two years. There’s too much pressure on Bumrah. There has been very little consistency in the team selection so far,” External link

india Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra wrote : “I was torn between between VVS and Nathan Lyon’s 8 for 50 in Bengaluru. Lyon’s was a great performance because it came against Indians batting in India. Importantly, it was the first day of the Test match. Yes, there was a little moisture in the pitch, and because of that he was getting turn, but that was only for the first hour or 90 minutes. An Australian fingerspinner taking eight wickets is something spectacular,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 31, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra saying : "Stress fracture is unrelated to action and we must get our concepts clear. He doesn't need to change his action and if he tries to do that, it won't be great. Let me assure you when he comes back, he can bowl with same action, intensity and pace," External link

firstpost Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don’t have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready,” External link

india Monday, September 30, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don't have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready," External link

firstpost Monday, September 30, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don't have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready," External link

business-standard Monday, September 30, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don’t have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 30, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "Stress fracture is unrelated to action and we must get our concepts clear. He doesn't need to change his action and if he tries to do that, it won't be great. Let me assure you when he comes back, he can bowl with same action, intensity and pace," External link

news18 Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Stress fracture is unrelated to action and we must get our concepts clear. He doesn’t need to change his action and if he tries to do that, it won’t be great. Let me assure you when he comes back, he can bowl with same action, intensity and pace,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “The only aspect that is not copy book is his left hand (works like a pivot), which doesn’t go up. Even then, his action is 10 times better than Malinga. Malinga’s knees, back leg bends giving a look of a javelin thrower,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “He’s got pace and bounce and the most important thing is that he is confident right now because he’s really quick. He’s the first standby, so if any fast bowler gets injured he (Saini) will be the one playing in the World Cup,” External link

news18 Friday, May 17, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “He is 29 and has a long international career ahead of him. If I could play till 39, with all my injuries, I am sure Chahal can play for many more years. I wish him the very best,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Hold themselves back [in the IPL]? That would be wrong thinking," External link

srilankasource Monday, May 13, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Hold themselves back [in the IPL]? That would be wrong thinking," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Hold themselves back [in the IPL]? That would be wrong thinking," External link

srilankasource Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Hold themselves back [in the IPL]? That would be wrong thinking," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Umesh Yadav ) : "Umesh is short on confidence especially because of the way he has performed in the last 4-5 months. He hasn't been playing for India. He is not a part of the World Cup, it's not easy for any cricketer to take that. He is not even in the standby," External link

news18 Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "That definitely must be playing on his mind. He is someone who has always been good. He has plenty of skill and talent. He bowls really well with the new ball, last year that was the mantra of his success. He should look to make a comeback in the Indian team and he knows what he has to do for that," External link

news18 Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Umesh Yadav ) : "I don't think it was a 188-run wicket. I feel we could have bowled much better. Compared to Bombay, Bengaluru it was an easier wicket to bowl on. Bowlers missed the trick especially the way Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav bowled the last over. 36 are too many runs. Anything more than 160 batting second on this wicket is tough," External link

news18 Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It’s not easy to bowl at the death in this format. Skill-wise, I don’t think there’s any other team who have got three good fast bowlers in one team. The next name that comes to my mind is Sunrisers,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 19, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "He's got pace and bounce and the most important thing is he's confident right now especially in this format because it's really quick," External link

news18 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "As a cricketer, I would like to see him playing and bowlers doing well against him and get him out. Fans also want to see good cricket. It's not for Russell to hit big sixes every time" External link

news18 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It's not easy to bowl at the death in this format. Skill-wise, I don't think there's any other team who have got three good fast bowlers in one team. The next name that comes to my mind is Sunrisers," External link

news18 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Look where he is today. He is the first stand-bye. If any fast bowler gets injured, he will be the one playing the World Cup,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “He’s got pace and bounce and the most important thing is he’s confident right now especially in this format because it’s really quick,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Umesh Yadav ) : “It’s not easy to bowl at the death in this format. Skill-wise, I don’t think there’s any other team who have got three good fast bowlers in one team. The next name that comes to my mind is Sunrisers,” “Yes they have not bowled the way they would have liked to bowl at the death or up front. But they can do better than this. Every cricketer will not have the same season. Last year, Umesh Yadav had a really good season. These bowlers have the skill, hope they will do better in coming games. They are working hard,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Andre Roussel ) : “As a cricketer, I would like to see him playing and bowlers doing well against him and get him out. Fans also want to see good cricket. It’s not for Russell to hit big sixes every time” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “In this format if you are performing in 40-50% of the games it means you have done really well,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “But in this format, one or two games can build your confidence,” “And we have seen teams qualifying winning their last six games and being on 14 points,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “If you keep winning small moments then only you will win matches. The only problem for us is that we are running out of time as there are only 14 games,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If you win two close encounters, you will have two wins and two loses, which is fine. There is not much of a difference between the top and bottom teams. In this tournament, we have seen teams needing six wins to qualify and they qualify and go on to win the tournament,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “If you keep winning small moments then only you will win matches. The only problem for us is that we are running out of time as there are only 14 games,” External link

india Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If you win two close encounters, you will have two wins and two loses, which is fine. There is not much of a difference between the top and bottom teams. In this tournament, we have seen teams needing six wins to qualify and they qualify and go on to win the tournament,” External link

india Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "The IPL is a pressure tournament, it is as good as international cricket, that's why everybody wants to play. So you are going to the World Cup through that pressure. If I'm a bowler, I keep bowling yorkers or good-length balls, it's the same thing I have to do in the World Cup," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, March 18, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Vijay Shankar ) : “The more he will play, he will get better and he is entitled to improve. As a batsman there is no doubt about it that he has got some really good skill set and going forward Vijay Shankar can be a match-winner for India,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Umesh has the experience of bowling well in a World Cup. If he goes, India will retain the core of the 2015 World Cup and there will be Bumrah to boost. Khaleel is raw. He doesn’t have the experience of first-class cricket. His pace has dropped but that happens to any young bowler. He will learn and get better,” External link

india Monday, February 18, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup," External link

business-standard Friday, February 15, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between Nos 1 to 7 and so Virat (Kohli) and the team management can use him as a floater," External link

business-standard Friday, February 15, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "If it comes to effortlessly hitting sixes, Rishabh comes second only to Rohit Sharma with his big-hitting ability. India will need that in abundance during the World Cup," External link

business-standard Friday, February 15, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup," External link

news18 Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between Nos 1 to 7 and so Virat (Kohli) and the team management can use him as a floater," External link

news18 Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "If it comes to effortlessly hitting sixes, Rishabh comes second only to Rohit Sharma with his big-hitting ability. India will need that in abundance during the World Cup," External link

news18 Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup," External link

rediff Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between No. 1 to 7 and so Virat ( Kohli ) and the team management can use him as a floater," External link

rediff Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup,” External link

india Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between Nos 1 to 7 and so Virat (Kohli) and the team management can use him as a floater,” External link

india Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “If it comes to effortlessly hitting sixes, Rishabh comes second only to Rohit Sharma with his big-hitting ability. India will need that in abundance during the World Cup,” External link

india Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik are all fantastic players but they are all in the same mould. You need X-factor which this boy possesses,” External link

india Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Playing on uncovered pitches against different bowlers had their own challenges. Who was better? Viv Richards, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid or Virat Kohli? I can’t answer that. Let us look things in the right perspective,” External link

Hindu Monday, January 7, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I don't know what will come next. I haven't sat down and decide what to do next. Maybe it will be coaching or maybe it will be commentary," External link

rediff Friday, November 17, 2017 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Lot of people have been saying that Ashish Nehra didn’t play in the XI against Australia. When I went there, I went with my plan. I felt that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ready. If you had seen earlier, (Jasprit) Bumrah and I have been playing. Two spinners play, and the third fast bowler is Hardik Pandya. So Bhuvi misses out. He, too, had been a little up and down until this year’s IPL. After the IPL, I personally felt that this is the way forward, that as a bowler I will not like to keep playing at the expense of Bhuvi (who has been Nehra’s teammate at Sunrisers Hyderabad for the last few years),” External link

expressindia Friday, November 3, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Even today people were wondering if Ashish Nehra will play or not, but if I was in the 15 today, I was obviously going to play. Mein ghoomne nahi aaya tha (I didn’t come to just look around),” External link

expressindia Friday, November 3, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I don't know what will come next. I haven't sat down and decide what to do next. Maybe it will be coaching or maybe it will be commentary," External link

rediff Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “That picture has become more popular because of where Virat Kohli is today,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained : “For me those six wickets don’t matter. If team doesn’t win, your satisfaction personally might be there, but in the end, it is a team game,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “For me those 15 people inside the team are most important and if they are saying that they want me to play more, that is most important. Rest will have opinions be it the commentators, the media or the people but for me they are the most important,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "When I started playing cricket, I didn't take any selector's permission. When I am leaving, I am not leaving with their permission," External link

rediff Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:19:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "I don't know about myself but I am sure people outside would have thought if Ashish Nehra has retired or if he will ever play again," External link

rediff Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:19:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Even in Ranchi when they (team management) found out I plan to retire, almost 90-95% said they think I can keep playing. They were surprised that I'm retiring even from the IPL. I'm content and a happy guy despite the number of surgeries I went through," "When I spoke with Virat, he asked if I was sure and suggested I keep playing in the IPL" External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I am someone who has always and only done cricket throughout his life. 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," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I will miss all this. That's what you train for. One thing which will definitely be at peace will be my body. I said earlier that I can go a couple more years, but there can't be a better time to walk away," External link

dnaindia Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:19:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I will miss all this. That's what you train for. One thing which will definitely be at peace will be my body. I said earlier that I can go a couple more years, but there can't be a better time to walk away," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:11:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "There's a particular reason [for my decision to retire], at one point everyone comes to know that it's about time. It's not an overnight decision. I have given it a good thought, especially looking at the way Bhuvi [ Bhuvneshwar Kumar ] and [Jasprit] Bumrah have been bowling over the past 5-6 months," External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Greg Chappell ) : "I didn't play much under Greg Chappell save two series in 2005 [in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe]. Mujhe pahle series se hi maloom thaa yeh biryani, khichdi bannewali hain Greg ke under [I knew biryani would turn into Khichdi under Greg]," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "That's where Gary [Kirsten] was such a superb coach. He discussed strategies with MS [Dhoni] but on field, he never interfered with MS' style of functioning. But I still believe Chappell could have been a terrific coach for juniors," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Look Virat's career and captaincy are on auto-pilot mode right now. He knows what he is doing and leads by example. He doesn't need gyaan [sermons] but support which Ravi [Shastri] gives him in abundance," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra says : "If you can, then sprint. If not, then run. Can't run? Then jog. Won't jog? Then at least walk! Can't walk? Then crawl, but just keep on moving," External link

rediff Monday, October 30, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Trust me, I have had an eventful 20 years. I am not a very emotional person. The next 20 years is what I am looking forward to. Hopefully, it will be as eventful as it has been since I started playing for Delhi in 1997," External link

rediff Monday, October 30, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra observed ( about Greg Chappell ) : "But I still believe Chappell could have been a terrific coach for the juniors," External link

rediff Monday, October 30, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "You know the best part about Ravi. If a player is going through a rough patch, he is the man. Even if the player is not able to middle a single ball in the nets, Ravi would make him believe that he is as good as Brain Lara! Now that might sound ludicrous to an outsider, but those who understand cricket know that this is man-management," External link

rediff Monday, October 30, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "For me, Ajay Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the two shrewdest cricketing brains I have ever interacted with," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, October 30, 2017 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It's been a great journey. May be one regret. If I could change anything in these 20 years, that afternoon in Johannesburg during the 2003 World Cup final. But nothing else as it's all about destiny," "Trust me, I have had eventful 20 years. I am not a very emotional person. The next 20 years is what I am looking forward to. Hopefully, it will be as eventful as it has been since I started playing for Delhi in 1997," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, October 30, 2017 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “There’s a particular reason [for my decision to retire], at one point everyone comes to know that it’s about time. It’s not an overnight decision. I have given it a good thought, especially looking at the way Bhuvi [Bhuvneshwar Kumar] and [Jasprit] Bumrah have been bowling over the past 5-6 months,” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I have spoken to the team management as well as the chairman of selection committee that the game against New Zealand has come in Delhi. So it can't get bigger than retiring in front of your home fans where I played my first Ranji Trophy game 20 years ago," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Bhuvneshwar is ready (to shoulder the responsibility) with the way he is bowling. Earlier, Bumrah and I were playing but now Bhuvi is doing well. And there is also no big event lined up in the next 5-6 months. I put my point of view and they all respect my decision," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Everyday is a memory for me. People remember moments, like the six wickets against England, or the last over in Karachi but I don't think I am like that. " External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I performed well in the last IPL so I think the selectors must have seen that. I don’t feel I will be out of sorts against Australia,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I am taking it match-by-match, series by series. I think I will be able to bowl my quota of four overs to the best of my ability,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Who isn't happy if he is playing for India? I have never been bothered by criticism. The Indian dressing room knows what I bring to the table. The skipper knows it, the selectors know it. If I am in the team, definitely, I must be contributing something," External link

rediff Monday, October 2, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra replied ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "At my age, you don't set long term goals. I have been selected to play three games for India. I will take one game at a time. Waise bhi Ashish Nehra accha karega toh bhi news hai, accha nahi karega toh woh aur bhi badi news hain (If I do well, that's news, if I don't do well, that's even bigger news)" External link

rediff Monday, October 2, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Hats off to him, this isn’t the first time he’s done it for India,” “Jasprit asked me if he should bowl length. All I told him was: ‘You have a good yorker, look to bowl full, it’s tough to hit a six even if it is a low full toss.’ It worked” External link

taipeitimes Monday, January 30, 2017 9:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Hats off to him, this isn’t the first time he’s done it for India,” External link

tribune Monday, January 30, 2017 10:44:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "Hats off to him, this isn't the first time he's done it for India," External link

afp-en Monday, January 30, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT



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Virender Sehwag added ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Prithvi Shaw was excellent with the bat. He didn’t look like he has come to play a cricket match. Or maybe he had the confidence of playing Shivam Mavi in the U-19 team that he knew where the bowler would bowl exactly. I have batted against Ashish Nehra so many times in the nets, domestic gams but would never be able to hit him for six boundaries in an over. Hats off to Prithvi Shaw for his wonderful innings,” External link

india Friday, April 30, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Akash Chopra recalled ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “But wait, you know this story, already right? Let me take you to the flashback, behind the scenes. This heavily swollen leg kept inside a bucket of ice... who is it? This is the same Ashish Nehra who, the very next day, stepped out on the field to rattle England batting unit with a swollen leg. As we say, there is nothing greater than a person’s will. Not even injuries. If Nehra ji has decided that he will play against England, then no one can stop him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Yuvraj Singh replied ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Calling card Sri Lanka to India ! Hanji mata I’ve reached and Ashu (Nehra) probably saying Abey sun, i’ve reached ab main match ke baad phone karunga! Chal bye” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 25, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Mohamad Shami pointed out ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "There should be a training camp in Bangalore (at the National Cricket Academy ) after the lockdown. I was talking to Ashish bhai ( Ashish Nehra )… whenever the lockdown is over, we should start a training camp. Besides getting into the groove, we will get to know if anyone is suffering from an injury or any other problem," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Gary Kirsten said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "And Ashish has made a good point: if you get yourself match-ready during the IPL, that's going to hold you in really good stead during the World Cup. I think it's an advantage to the Indian players, actually. Because the IPL is such a pressurised tournament, it's great preparation for the World Cup," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, March 18, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Mohamed Siraj said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Nehra’s help is very important for me. He has helped me deal with my recent disappointments as he has handled those ups and downs in international cricket in his career. I am looking forward to meeting him again at the RCB camp and continue our interactions this season,” External link

news18 Monday, March 4, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Lot of people have been saying that Ashish Nehra didn’t play in the XI against Australia. When I went there, I went with my plan. I felt that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ready. If you had seen earlier, (Jasprit) Bumrah and I have been playing. Two spinners play, and the third fast bowler is Hardik Pandya. So Bhuvi misses out. He, too, had been a little up and down until this year’s IPL. After the IPL, I personally felt that this is the way forward, that as a bowler I will not like to keep playing at the expense of Bhuvi (who has been Nehra’s teammate at Sunrisers Hyderabad for the last few years),” External link

expressindia Friday, November 3, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Even today people were wondering if Ashish Nehra will play or not, but if I was in the 15 today, I was obviously going to play. Mein ghoomne nahi aaya tha (I didn’t come to just look around),” External link

expressindia Friday, November 3, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "I don't know about myself but I am sure people outside would have thought if Ashish Nehra has retired or if he will ever play again," External link

rediff Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:19:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Don’t be critical of Dhoni; even Ashish Nehra has gotten to decide when he will retire,” External link

Hindu Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "Selections are not done on emotion but simply on merit. Nehra deserved to play against the Aussies but wasn't picked and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) and (Jasprit) Bumrah can't be dropped, so how will Nehra be given the farewell he deserves? That will be interesting to see," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:31:00 AM EAT

Virender Sehwag added ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "Nehra is a fast bowler and never faces any issues while running. So, he doesn't endure much problems in clearing the Yo-yo test. Nehra likes to stay fit and spends time in the gym. It is not that he is doing it forcefully. He likes to run, swim and I think he would have easily covered the distance of 20 metres in the Yo-yo test. He has also an advantage of his height. He is over six feet tall and has a long stride," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, October 27, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "I have come here only because I watched the previous (Ashish Nehra's) episode," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, October 27, 2017 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar written ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "Ashish Nehra announcing his retirement also makes a bit of an issue, for with him not being selected for the first two games, how are the selectors going to pick him in the playing XI in the first T20 match of the new series against New Zealand?" External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra replied ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "At my age, you don't set long term goals. I have been selected to play three games for India. I will take one game at a time. Waise bhi Ashish Nehra accha karega toh bhi news hai, accha nahi karega toh woh aur bhi badi news hain (If I do well, that's news, if I don't do well, that's even bigger news)" External link

rediff Monday, October 2, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joginder Sharma says ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “I was not meant to play that match actually, though I was a part of the camp. Ashish Nehra picked up an injury just ahead of the game, and I got a chance,” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:54:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “The way the bowlers responded. The way the spinners bowled in the middle phase and these two guys Bumrah and Ashish Nehra were outstanding,” External link

tribune Monday, January 30, 2017 10:44:00 AM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “It’s important to have belief. It was a case of us executing well initially. You don’t want to let the momentum slip away in the middle overs, especially with the series on the line. But the way spinners bowled in the middle, and then the effort of Nehra and Bumrah with dew was outstanding,” External link

expressindia Monday, January 30, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "The way the bowlers responded. The way the spinners bowled in the middle phase and these two guys Bumrah and Ashish Nehra were outstanding," External link

afp-en Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:37:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "It's important to have belief. It was a case of us executing well initially. You don't want to let the momentum slip away in the middle overs, especially with the series on the line. But the way spinners bowled in the middle, and then the effort of Nehra and Bumrah with dew was outstanding," External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:15:00 PM EAT

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Ashish Nehra added : "If you come across a green top, then you certainly can think of including an extra pacer, which I feel should be Mohammed Siraj given how well he has been bowling. But otherwise, I think the bowling attack should be Ishant, Bumrah and Shami as the three fast bowlers, with Ashwin and Jadeja as the spinners," External link

khaleejtimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 3:11:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "Of course, both India and New Zealand have very good fast bowlers. But if you look at our bowlers, (Jasprit) Bumrah and (Mohammed) Shami, they can bowl well even on flatter decks. Not just Bumrah and Shami but even Ishant (Sharma) is there. And looking at what he has achieved having played 100 Test matches, his presence is another strong point for India," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "If you come across a green top, then you certainly can think of including an extra pacer, which I feel should be Mohammed Siraj given how well he has been bowling. But otherwise, I think the bowling attack should be Ishant, Bumrah and Shami as the three fast bowlers, with (Ravichandran) Ashwin and (Ravindra) Jadeja as the spinners," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Of course, there's still almost a month left for the final and how each of the quicks fare in practice sessions as well as their fitness levels would also be taken into account before the XI is announced," "But the advantage of playing with this attack is that Ashwin and Jadeja can contribute with the bat too, and runs scored by the lower order turn out to be priceless. If Jadeja and Ashwin are in the XI, the team will have all bases covered in terms of bowling" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:13:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “As far as technique is concerned, for any player it is difficult to adjust. Even during the Adelaide Test, he wasn’t a player who had a lot of experience or played 30-40 Test matches. We were talking about a youngster. To drop him on the basis of one Test match was tough,” External link

news18 Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “It’s one thing that India went on to win the series but even then, I felt that he shouldn’t have been benched after one Test match. Even during last year’s IPL, I felt he shouldn’t have been dropped. He played a few good innings but couldn’t score runs. But I will always back a player who has more runs than Rahane, when you talk of T20 cricket. I’m not saying that Rahane is not a good player, but in T20 cricket you need explosive players like Shaw, Pant, Stoinis and Hetmyer ” External link

news18 Saturday, May 15, 2021 10:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “As far as technique is concerned, for any player it is difficult to adjust. Even during the Adelaide Test, he wasn’t a player who had a lot of experience or played 30-40 Test matches. We were talking about a youngster. To drop him on the basis of one Test match was tough,” External link

india Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “It’s one thing that India went on to win the series but even then, I felt that he shouldn’t have been benched after one Test match. Even during last year’s IPL, I felt he shouldn’t have been dropped. He played a few good innings but couldn’t score runs. But I will always back a player who has more runs than Rahane, when you talk of T20 cricket. I’m not saying that Rahane is not a good player, but in T20 cricket you need explosive players like Shaw, Pant, Stoinis and Hetmyer ” External link

india Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "As far as technique is concerned, for any player it is difficult to adjust. Even during the Adelaide Test, he wasn't a player who had a lot of experience or played 30-40 Test matches. We were talking about a youngster. To drop him on the basis of one Test match was tough," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "It's one thing that India went on to win the series but even then, I felt that he shouldn't have been benched after one Test match. Even during last year's IPL, I felt he shouldn't have been dropped. He played a few good innings but couldn't score runs. But I will always back a player who has more runs than Rahane, when you talk of T20 cricket. I'm not saying that Rahane is not a good player, but in T20 cricket you need explosive players like Shaw, Pant, Stoinis and Hetmyer " External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Moeen [Ali] is a very chilled out and relaxed person. I see shades of Saeed Anwar in his batting. He never seems under pressure. He is a utility player and MS Dhoni is utilising him really well,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “They planned their chase poorly as two of your set batsmen returned unbeaten and you lost the game by 1 run. That shouldn’t have happened in this format,” External link

news18 Wednesday, April 28, 2021 6:18:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “They planned their chase poorly as two of your set batsmen returned unbeaten and you lost the game by 1 run. That shouldn’t have happened in this format,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “I’ve played against Williamson and he is the kind of batsman who finds out the solution. As a batsman, you have to take risk in the T20 format but he is very calculative while taking a risk. For example, the way Kedar Jadhav lost his wicket. It was quite difficult to step out and hit a six to Amit Mishra in this kind of pitch. I’m not saying that was impossible. But Kane Williamson didn’t do that. He stepped out for singles and didn’t go for a six. That defines how strong his mindset,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 26, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “There was talk about a couple of years ago that he used to pick up 5-6 wickets in every match for India A with the red ball… (now he) is a very good all-format bowler. There is no shortage skill, he has all type of variations. I would in fact say that skill wise, he is even ahead of Bumrah, if you talk of variations,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “He has a different slower one, there is no lack of speed, he can move the new ball. He needs to keep his fitness and sharpen his mind. If he can do these two things well, sky is the limit,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 24, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : "When you talk about skill, this has been my thinking in the last three-fours years. When it comes to bowlers, everyone talks about Jasprit Bumrah being right up there. But skill wise, I don't think Siraj is behind Bumrah, and in all formats," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained ( about Mohamed Siraj ) : "There are some bowlers whom you include only for T20s, for white-ball matches. So In think Siraj is a very good all-format bowler. There is no shortage skill, he has all type of variations. I would in fact say that skill wise, he is even ahead of Bumrah, if you talk of variations," "He has a different slower one, there is no lack of speed, he can move the new ball. He needs to keep his fitness and sharpen his mind. If he can do these two things well, sky is the limit" External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 24, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Virat Kohli, as a skipper, never take things lightly. The way they have started their campaign and won four in four, they shouldn’t limit themselves. I remember when I was in Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and when we went to South Africa in 2009. We experimented with a few things towards the end of the league phase as we had already won around 10 out of 12 games. So first, they should confirm their play-off qualification and try to finish in the top 2,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 23, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Ravichandran Ashwin bowled just three overs. In the chase of 148-run target, there was a phase when Rajasthan Royals had lost 5 top-order batters and two left-handers David Miller and Rahul Tewatia were at the crease. You could have used Ashwin then,” External link

india Friday, April 16, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about David Miller ) : “When Tewatia got out and Miller and Morris paired up, then you had the choice to deploy Ashwin. Royals were six down then and had Ashwin taken another on at that point of time, DC would have won the game there itself,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 16, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Virat Kohli deployed his only left-arm spinner at the right time. But the way SRH batters – Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad got out, it didn’t seem like proper batters are getting out. They appeared to be losing wickets like tailenders, especially Pandey,” External link

news18 Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:31:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Virat Kohli deployed his only left-arm spinner at the right time. But the way SRH batters - Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad got out, it didn't seem like proper batters are getting out. They appeared to be losing wickets like tailenders, especially Pandey,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Pandey’s radar is mostly towards mid-wicket and long-on. Until the mid-wicket fielder was up (inside the circle), he got runs. Once the fielder went deep, Pandey found it difficult to score. For this, I would like to appreciate KKR captain Eoin Morgan. He may have made the change in the field a bit late but the move worked in restricting Manish Pandey,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 12, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "As we saw in the first game, the square boundaries are big. The ball did get wet (due to dew) but the ball was still holding up on this pitch, unlike the Wankhede (in Mumbai). We saw it with seamers as well. Talk about Dan Christian, Kyle Jamieson, and even Harshal Patel, who was still pulling off the slower balls with a wet ball. So, bowlers like Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) and Natarajan have enough experience to make good use of the conditions. Especially, Rashid Khan. If the ball is dry, then he can cause a lot of trouble for KKR," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Yes, all three fast bowlers. One, according to me, the most skilful bowler going around right now – Jofra Archer. These three guys, plus you have Chris Woakes, Olly Stone was looking good, then you have guys like Mark Wood who is back. So, there’s no shortage of pace battery, when it comes to the England team,” External link

india Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Ishant Sharma ) : "Plus, he is the same old Ishant Sharma, the ball is coming into right-handers, which is really important for him, bowling around the stumps. Earlier, he used to bowl only over the stumps, but still the ball was not going away nicely against left-handers or you can say when right-handers are batting coming in nicely," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about England Cricket ) : "I believe among all the young talented bowlers we have seen in the past 2-3 years - Jofra Archer is number one. In the form Jofra Archer is in, especially if he's in form and fit - It will benefit the England team," External link

news18 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Even if India sees a similar wicket like Chennai, England still has a strong line-up, the way Stuart Broad bowls leg cutters and bowls wicket to wicket; Jofra Archer bowls pace and bounce, Jimmy Anderson has experience with his swing and reverse swing," External link

news18 Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “When we talk about pacers, England doesn’t have any shortage of pacers; Joe Root will have to charge them on the ground. For example, in the second Test in Chennai, experienced bowler Stuart Broad wasn’t seen in his best form, he didn’t even play the first Test match. In the second innings, his form was back but he got the ball very late in the game. Jofra Archer is very talented; I believe among all the young talented bowlers we have seen in the past 2-3 years – Jofra Archer is number one,” External link

india Monday, February 22, 2021 5:59:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Jofra Archer is very talented; I believe among all the young talented bowlers we have seen in the past 2-3 years – Jofra Archer is number one. In the form Jofra Archer is in, especially if he’s in form and fit – It will benefit the England team," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, February 22, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Kedar Jadhav ) : “It is difficult but I see Kedar Jadhav as the only player they could go for. If they can get him at a lesser price as I think he was around 8 crore or so. Those things are very important. Other than that, I don't think they will go for any of the other players they have left,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Shakib Al Hasan and Moeen Ali are the best options I see for this team. MS Dhoni likes those type of players as both of them bowl and bat. Whether they play their matches in Chennai or in the UAE, wherever it is, both these players have experience of the IPL,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "You are talking about one or two centuries, I would say when India wins the toss, he will score 250 also," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "So if Saini was ahead of them during initial Test squad selection, I don't see any reason why he would slip down in the pecking order. You selected him first, so obviously, you believed he was better than the other two. Isn't it?" External link

news18 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:07:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Navdeep's biggest assets are bounce and extra pace. This is a Test match. How does Natarajan normally get his wickets? When people are trying to hit him. Also, you haven't tested Natarajan by playing him for India A like you did with Mohammed Siraj, who has risen through the ranks," External link

news18 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:07:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “If you look at squad composition, Saini was first choice and Shardul and Natarajan both came in as replacements for Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Navdeep’s biggest asset are bounce and extra pace. This is a Test match. How does Natarajan normally gets his wickets? When people are trying to hit him. Also, you haven’t tested Natarajan by playing him for India A like you did with Mohd Siraj, who has risen through the ranks,” “Similarly, Navdeep has also come up the ranks having been on multiple red ball tours of India A. In Test matches, batsmen normally don’t get out. You have to get them out. That’s the difference” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, January 5, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “There is question surrounding India’s opening pair, as to who will open with Mayank Agarwal. I wouldn’t exactly call it a weakness, but it surely is a concern at this point. You can look at Shubman Gill, or even Prithvi Shaw for that matter, but I believe it should be KL Rahul to open the batting for India. If he can score runs given the kind of form he is in, this weakness can transform into a strength for India. I would want him to play,” External link

india Sunday, December 13, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “Mayank Agarwal had played a couple of useful innings for India during the previous tour. With him, KL Rahul makes a lot of sense. He hasn’t had the best of runs for India in Tests in the last year and a half. He’s been dropped too, but it’s an opportunity for Rahul,” External link

india Sunday, December 13, 2020 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “There is question surrounding India’s opening pair, as to who will open with Mayank Agarwal. I wouldn’t exactly call it a weakness, but it surely is a concern at this point. You can look at Shubman Gill, or even Prithvi Shaw for that matter, but I believe it should be KL Rahul to open the batting for India. If he can score runs given the kind of form he is in, this weakness can transform into a strength for India. I would want him to play,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : “Mayank Agarwal had played a couple of useful innings for India during the previous tour. With him KL Rahul makes a lot of sense. He hasn’t had the best of runs for India in Tests in the last year and a half. He’s been dropped too, but it’s an opportunity for Rahul,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “The way Kohli started - 23 off 20, but when you’re set, in the middle overs as well he scored some 20 off 20 or 23 off 20. When he reached his 50, he had played 41 balls. After that, he scored 35 runs off the next 19 but from overs 7 to 15, when Dhawan and Samson got out, it all came down to Kohli,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained : “In the end, India needed 43 to win off three overs, something that many teams back themselves to pull off. I believe Kohli’s role in this Indian team is that of playing an anchor. That’s why his average is so high. We have discussed this earlier as well that even when he’s playing for RCB, it gets difficult to finish the game all by himself. There, he needs AB de Villiers for support. Here too, he needed Hardik Pandya’s support,” “In the previous game, as long as Pandya stood there. If Pandya gets out and Kohli stays, India have a higher chance of losing the game. And if Kohli gets out and Pandya stays, you’ll have a higher chance of winning. Pandya was able to do that and even Kohli knows it - what his game is and what Pandya’s is. He needs players around him” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mohamed Chami ) : “He wanted Shami to bowl from the other end, that I understand, but then, why would he use Jasprit Bumrah for only two overs with the new ball?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:29:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Virat Kohli is an impulsive captain . He is making too many changes in his bowling,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 30, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “He is being hasty in his decisions. In the previous game (first ODI) as well, after Kohli was dropped, it seemed like he is in a hurry. Kohli has chased 350 several times in his career, it is not a big deal for him. But it seemed like he was chasing 475, not 375,” External link

expressindia Monday, November 30, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “In today’s game, Virat Kohli gave two overs to Mohammed Shami and then brought Navdeep Saini. He wanted Shami to bowl from the other end, that I understand, but then, why would he use Jasprit Bumrah for only two overs with the new ball?” External link

india Monday, November 30, 2020 1:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "He has all the ingredients to be a good bowler. He has pace and bounce and, most importantly, he’s confident," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, October 25, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Parthiv Patel ) : “Padikkal and Bishnoi have been fearless with their cricket. The exploits of Padikkal have been such that Parthiv Patel, who has impressed for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the past, has no place in the side now. Looking at both of their talents, the future is good for Indian cricket,” External link

dnaindia Friday, October 9, 2020 7:08:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sanjay Bangar ) : “I am in total agreement with Sanjay Bangar, I think they should go ahead with Rishabh Pant. Pant should be backed! Every player needs to be backed when it comes to international cricket,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:49:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It totally depends on which format we are talking about. If we are talking about Test cricket, and if you want to go with the best wicket-keeper then you also have to consider the mindset of the captain and coach. I am in total agreement with Sanjay Bangar, I think they should go ahead with Rishabh Pant. Pant should be backed! Every player needs to be backed when it comes to international cricket." External link

irishsun Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra wrote : “I first saw Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the early winter of 2004 before we were to go to Pakistan. It was the Duleep Trophy final and I had a stiff back but then skipper Sourav Ganguly told me that ‘Ashu, play the final and tell us how you feel,’” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “With time, he got better and when he ended his career, he was the keeper with the quickest hands due to his sheer cricket smartness. When he arrived in Indian cricket, he wasn’t a gym person but had an incredibly strong lower body as he played badminton and football regularly. What was my first impression when he came into that Indian dressing room in 2004-05 season? I would say he came across an introvert and was polite to a fault,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out : “Five of us - Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Zak (Zaheer Khan) and myself - had dinner together on most days during tours. I don’t recall Dhoni ever joining us. He was always reserved. He would never go to any senior cricketer’s room and mostly kept to himself. That was 2004-05 but till I last played in 2017, he remained the same when it came to socialising,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If you ask me, I have seen Rishabh Pant at Sonnet since he was 14-year-old chubby kid, trust me Pant at 22 has more natural talent than what Dhoni had as a 23-year-old in 2004, when he first played for India. But whether Pant can be as strong-willed as Dhoni will tell you if he can replicate that success,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained : “I have heard the rubbish about Dhoni being incommunicado when not playing. He had utmost respect for all senior players, gave them their space and I can vouch that he handled the transition phase pretty well because of his mind-reading abilities. He gave respect and hence got respect,” “It never happened that he didn’t give a clear picture to a player about what’s on his mind. Why is he better than the best? Because no one could control emotions better than Dhoni. What do you think, he never felt hurt, insulted or angry? But he knew how to conceal it. It’s his second nature” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “He was a good reader of other people’s mind and that’s what made him one of the best man-managers the game has ever seen. He handled my comeback and the phase between 2009 and 2011 really. He made me bowl the maximum overs in Powerplays and would use me in three or at times four spells,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “He had a crystal-clear idea about his go-to bowlers in slog overs, the shaky ones who could be clobbered at the death. That’s called mind reading and you can’t beat MS Dhoni on that. If he knew that a player had limited abilities, he would use him accordingly without being frustrated or abusing him and that’s leadership,” “He knew his bowlers in T20 cricket. During my last phase in international cricket, he would make me bowl three overs in Powerplay and the other three would be by three different bowlers. Even if I went for 18 in first two, he would tell me ‘don’t worry, you bowl the third and if it’s a 12 also, it’s okay if a breakthrough comes along.’ Use of optimum resources was his strength and making top international players like Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja has been one of his biggest contributions” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 17, 2020 9:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I would like to say, whichever player plays CPL, there is no guarantee that their performance will be replicated in the IPL, but they will definitely have an edge over the other players,” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Even today when Imran Tahir takes a wicket, he celebrates like an 18-20-year-old player. He is a dedicated player,” “When we talk about a certain age, when you get to play more matches and get more practice at that age, it is always better. It will be a really good thing for Imran Tahir to play the IPL after playing in the CPL” External link

india Friday, August 14, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I would like to say, whichever player plays CPL, there is no guarantee that their performance will be replicated in the IPL, but they will definitely have an edge over the other players. If you reach UAE after playing for a month, it will definitely make a difference, be it Kieron Pollard or Imran Tahir or Rashid Khan,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 14, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out ( about Imran Tahir ) : “Even today when Imran Tahir takes a wicket, he celebrates like an 18 to 20-year-old player. He is a dedicated player. When we talk about a certain age, when you get to play more matches and get more practice at that age, it is always better. It will be a really good thing for Imran Tahir to play the IPL after playing in the CPL,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, August 14, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Champions Trophy ) : “In 2004 we were playing Champions Trophy game in Birmingham. India batted first and we scored some 200 runs,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra concluded ( about Shoaib Akhtar ) : “Shoaib Akhtar is a great friend, no doubt about it. Whenever we’re in England and even till today. After 3-4 months, we message each other and a banter is going on,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:34:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Before the World Cup, I was struggling with a stiff back so much that at one point of time I thought I won’t play, I’ll leave,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Then I started playing one game at a time. I played against Holland, had a bad game against South Africa and then missed one. The semifinal comes. I play, we win, I had a good game but again missed the final,” “I had a massive fracture. They day after the final itself, I left for Australia for surgery. It was very disappointing but it was satisfying as well that we won the final, we won the World Cup. It was a roller-coaster ride for me but in the end, I did manage to land safely” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, August 11, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “Needless to say, even Sachin Tendulkar himself knows how lucky he was in that game. It was one of his scratchiest innings you’ll see. Whenever you’ve seen Tendulkar scoring even 40, you will see bad decisions or catches being dropped. But not that many and luck going your way that much,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra stated : “See when you talk about a World Cup, whether it’s India-Pakistan, India- England , or any other team, it’s all pressure. You’ve reached the semifinal, you’re a good team but in the end, it’s all down to how you handle pressure,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “See when you talk about a World Cup, whether it’s India-Pakistan, India-England, or any other team, it’s all pressure. You’ve reached the semifinal, you’re a good team but in the end it’s all down to how you handle pressure,” “The way Virender Sehwag started against Umar Gul (taking him for four fours in an over), at one point of time, we might score 340-350. We ended up 257-58 if I’m not wrong. When we were bowling, Pakistan had a very good start and defending 257 was a great effort by the Indian team. There’s no doubt about it” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Anil Kumble ) : “First time I saw him was on television only when Anil Kumble was playing for India,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 10, 2020 4:30:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mayank Aggarwal ) : "He (Agarwal) has done really well in domestic games and India-A and that's how he got his chance. He is not somebody who has been playing domestic cricket for one or two years and suddenly he comes to the scene. He has scored a lot of runs and I am sure with time he will get better and better," External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Ravi Shastri gives Virat Kohli his space, that he needs. Virat Kohli knows the type of person Ravi Shastri is and what can be extracted from him,” “Ravi Shastri is a great motivator, that is Ravi bhai’s strength. He gives you a lot of confidence. If you are stuck in quicksand till your neck, he will ask you to push with your hands twice and you would come out. Virat Kohli also likes leading from the front. Both have similar personalities. So, it is very good between the two of them,” External link

news18 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It is not that all the time they agree on things but few things you need to let it go. It’s not like that the captain is the last decision-maker or coach is the last decision-maker. For me, it has to be a 50-50 partnership,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 3, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Ravi Shastri gives Virat Kohli his space, that he needs. Virat Kohli knows the type of person Ravi Shastri is and what can be extracted from him,” “Ravi Shastri is a great motivator, that is Ravi bhai’s strength. He gives you a lot of confidence. If you are stuck in quicksand till your neck, he will ask you to push with your hands twice and you would come out. Virat Kohli also likes leading from the front. Both have similar personalities. So, it is very good between the two of them,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, August 3, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Two-three days before that match, nobody knew that India and Pakistan would meet in the semifinals,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, August 3, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “With the Pakistan delegation coming and a lot of tourists, who were staying in the Mount View hotel, left their rooms to go out and when they come back in the evening, their luggage was packed and kept outside their rooms and the hotel management told them that you have been checked out of the hotel, the money has been transferred back to your account … because the whole hotel has been taken by Mr [Yousaf Raza] Gillani and his team. I still remember India selector at the time, Kris Srikkanth, entering the Taj hotel in Chandigarh and there were no rooms for him,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, August 3, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out : “Great game for India, pressure game, electric atmosphere as always but the amazing thing was that people were standing outside the hotel and they didn’t even have tickets,” “I was the lucky one, to be very honest, because I got a few extra tickets from the Pakistan camp. I told Shahid Afridi that I need two tickets, sort it out. Then I got two tickets from him and two tickets from Shoaib Akhtar. Waqar Younis was the coach, so maybe, out of the 30 players, I had the most number of tickets” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, August 3, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "We have seen one incident of Jofra Archer, so we are hoping that those kinds of the incidents don't happen. That was a bilateral series where the teams are staying at the ground. Either you talk about Southampton or Old Trafford, there are hotels at the ground," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "As far as MS Dhoni's international career is concerned I don't think this IPL has anything to do with it. If you're a selector, you're a captain, you're a coach then the most important thing is that if he is ready to play, he will be my number one name on the list," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra recalled : "For me, MS Dhoni's game never came down. In the last game that he played, India had a chance of reaching the World Cup final till the time MS Dhoni was there and the minute he got run out everybody lost hope," External link

business-standard Sunday, August 2, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “As much as I know MS Dhoni, he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove and we, in the media, discuss all these things because he hasn’t announced his retirement. Only he can tell what’s in his head,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “As much as I know MS Dhoni, I think he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove. And we all discuss these things as media people you can say and everybody because he has not announced his retirement, so that’s where maybe I think he will take a call and only he can tell what’s in his mind,” External link

india Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “We have seen one incident of Jofra Archer. We are hoping those sort of incidents doesn’t take place. There it was a bilateral series and teams were staying at the venues. In IPL, that will not be the case and there will be eight teams here. So, all the players should support the BCCI and the organising committee and be careful,” External link

india Sunday, August 2, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "As much as I know MS Dhoni, he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove and we, in the media, discuss all these things because he hasn't announced his retirement. Only he can tell what's in his head," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "For me, MS Dhoni's game never came down, till the last game he played India had hoped to reach the World Cup final, till the time MS Dhoni was there. The minute he got run out everybody's hopes were gone. It shows where his game was even at that time," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "He knows how to run the team, he knows how to push youngsters forward, all those things I don't need to repeat again and again. I don't this IPL makes any difference to his. stature, his aura as a player and I don't think so that a tournament like IPL should be MS Dhoni's selection criteria," External link

dnaindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "For me, MS Dhoni 's game never came down," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I don't think a tournament like the IPL should be MS Dhoni's selection criteria, it's probably just a talking point," External link

timesofindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “As much as I know MS Dhoni, he has played his last game for India happily. MS Dhoni has nothing to prove and we, in the media, discuss all these things because he hasn’t announced his retirement. Only he can tell what’s in his head,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “See as far as MS Dhoni’s international career is concerned, I don’t think this IPL has anything to do with it. If you are a captain, a selector or a coach and if MS Dhoni is ready to play, he will be my number one name on the list,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “For me MS Dhoni’s game never came down, till the last game he played India had hoped to reach the World Cup final, till the time MS Dhoni was there. The minute he got run out everybody’s hopes were gone. It shows where his game was even at that time,” External link

expressindia Sunday, August 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Two-three days before that match, nobody knew that India and Pakistan would meet in the semifinals,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “With the Pakistan delegation coming and a lot of tourists, who were staying in the Mount View hotel, left their rooms to go out and when they come back in the evening, their luggage was packed and kept outside their rooms and the hotel management told them that you have been checked out of the hotel, the money has been transferred back to your account because the whole hotel has been taken by Mr [Yousaf Raza] Gillani and his team. I still remember India selector at the time, Kris Srikkanth, entering the Taj hotel in Chandigarh and there were no rooms for him,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra pointed out : “Great game for India, pressure game, electric atmosphere as always but the amazing thing was that people were standing outside the hotel and they didn’t even have tickets,” “I was the lucky one, to be very honest, because I got a few extra tickets from the Pakistan camp. I told Shahid Afridi that I need two tickets, sort it out. Then I got two tickets from him and two tickets from Shoaib Akhtar. Waqar Younis was the coach, so maybe, out of the 30 players, I had the most number of tickets” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, August 1, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Not being able to use saliva when there isn’t much perspiration will be a problem. Anderson’s strength is to pitch it up and get it to swing which leads to caught behind and slip catches. He looked half the bowler when it stopped swinging,” External link

india Monday, July 13, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “In ODIs, when you see Sachin Tendulkar, mind it you need to put his average into perspective. He played mostly with one white ball and five fielders outside the circle,” External link

india Monday, July 13, 2020 9:38:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Jimmy Anderson ) : “Jimmy Anderson was bowling short of length at times and he never bowls such short of length. Because the Dukes ball wasn’t swinging. The reason being lack of shine with no saliva being allowed and whenever he tried pitching up, the Windies batsmen were driving easily,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, July 13, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Jimmy Anderson ) : “Jimmy Anderson was bowling short of length at times and he never bowls such short of length. Because the Dukes ball wasn’t swinging. The reason being lack of shine with no saliva being allowed and whenever he tried pitching up, the Windies batsmen were driving easily,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 13, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Not being able to use saliva when there isn’t much perspiration will be a problem. Anderson’s strength is to pitch it up and get it to swing which leads to caught behind and slip catches. He looked half the bowler when it stopped swinging ” External link

expressindia Monday, July 13, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : “In ODIs, when you see Sachin Tendulkar , mind it you need to put his average into perspective. He played mostly with one white ball and five fielders outside the circle,” External link

expressindia Monday, July 13, 2020 6:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Jimmy Anderson ) : "Not being able to use saliva when there isn't much perspiration will be a problem. Anderson's strength is to pitch it up and get it to swing which leads to caught behind and slip catches. He looked half the bowler when it stopped swinging " External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 13, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Sachin Tendulkar ) : "In ODIs, when you see Sachin Tendulkar, mind it you need to put his average into perspective. He played mostly with one white ball and five fielders outside the circle," External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 13, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni would be in my team but the bigger question is whether he wants to play or not. It's what Dhoni wants at the end of the day," External link

srilankamirror Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni will be in my team but the bigger question is that whether he wants to play or not. It’s what Dhoni wants at the end of the day,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 19, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni will be in my team but the bigger question is that whether he wants to play or not. It’s what Dhoni wants at the end of the day,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, June 19, 2020 5:37:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "If I was a national selector, MS Dhoni would be in my team but the bigger question is whether he wants to play or not. It's what Dhoni wants at the end of the day," External link

timesofindia Friday, June 19, 2020 5:05:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue during this period of lockdown. This situation is unavoidable. If anyone has a garden space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week… you can do as much of yoga or free weights, but a fast bowler’s life is nothing without good running time,” External link

expressindia Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:48:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Mohammad Azharuddin ) : “No one talks about Mohammed Azharuddin. He captained India in three World Cups, the most by anyone. So, I feel every era is different,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Gary Kirsten ) : “Dhoni was a very calculative captain. He wasn’t impulsive and stayed calm. He used to try and give as much opportunity as he could to the players. He forged a great partnership with Kirsten. He had the likes of Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman, Sehwag, Yuvraj and Harbhajan in his team. Even in the 2007 WT20 he had to lead a team that had seniors. You have to appreciate him for the way he handled himself and the team,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, May 8, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "People think that Dhoni doesn't talk much. That is not the case. His room would remain open in the night after matches. Anyone could walk in, order food and discuss cricket," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "Be it in CSK or in the Indian team, Dhoni would pass on the message on what he thinks a player needs to do during a conversation and that would be enough for the players to get the drift," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Today also when we talk about the number 5 and 6 slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it. KL Rahul is playing on the 5th position and Pant, the person you were preparing to succeed MS Dhoni, is serving water,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “I know he has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it, but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If you win and tell this it’s a different thing. It’s wrong to say that the year is for T20s and so we don’t care about 50-over matchesif it doesn’t matter then why did you even come to play. Are you trying to tell that the Indian team didn’t try to win those ODI matches against New Zealand. I don’t agree with Virat Kohli’s statement,” External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 7, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "People think that Dhoni doesn't talk much. That is not the case. His room would remain open in the night after matches. Anyone could walk in, order food and discuss cricket," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "Be it in CSK or in the Indian team, Dhoni would pass on the message on what he thinks a player needs to do during a conversation and that would be enough for the players to get the drift," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Be it in CSK or in the Indian team, Dhoni would pass on the message on what he thinks a player needs to do during a conversation and that would be enough for the players to get the drift,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, May 7, 2020 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Today also when we talk about the number 5 and 6 slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it. KL Rahul is playing on the 5th position and Pant, the person you were preparing to succeed MS Dhoni, is serving water,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “I know he has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “This Indian team is far from the Australia team. You are talking about an Australian team which won 3 consecutive World Cups, reached in the final in 1996, won 18-19 Test matches in home and away conditions. It’s not like this Indian team can not reach there but I believe the core group is very important. A person gets confused after watching many dishes on the table and so it’s important to have fewer but better dishes,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:56:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If you win and tell this it’s a different thing. It’s wrong to say that the year is for T20s and so we don’t care about 50-over matches…if it doesn’t matter then why did you even come to play. Are you trying to tell that the Indian team didn’t try to win those ODI matches against New Zealand? I don’t agree with Virat Kohli’s statement,” External link

india Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “You are talking about an Australian team which won three consecutive World Cups and before that reached the final in 1996, won 18-19 Test matches in home and away conditions,” External link

india Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "This Indian team has to still cover a lot of distance in order to match up with that Australia team (led by Steve Waugh and then Ricky Ponting)," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "You are talking about an Australian team which won three consecutive World Cups and before that reached the final in 1996, won 18-19 Test matches in home and away conditions," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I know he (Pant) has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "There are a lot of talented players but they should be backed for a longer duration. Today also when we talk about the number five and six slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it," External link

business-standard Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I feel it’s wrong to say it's a T20 year and the 50-over format doesn’t matter," External link

firstpost Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I feel in the last two years, the team management has tried to keep the players on their toes a bit too much. While, it’s necessary to keep a player on his toes if you feel he is lagging behind, but there’s been too much chopping and changing in the last two years and that doesn't help," "You don’t know who will bat a No 5 and 6. KL Rahul is playing there and the man you prepared to take MS Dhoni’s place, Rishabh Pant, is ferrying drinks. There is a lot of talent in this team but they need to be backed for a longer time," External link

firstpost Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "There are a lot of talented players but they should be backed for a longer duration. Today also when we talk about the number 5 and 6 slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I know he has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "This Indian team is far from the Australia team. You are talking about an Australian team which won 3 consecutive World Cups, reached the final in 1996, won 18-19 Test matches in home and away conditions," External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I know he has missed his chances and there is no doubt about it but then you have kept him in the team because you saw the potential in him at 22-23 years,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If you win and tell this it’s a different thing. It’s wrong to say that the year is for T20s and so we don’t care about 50-over matches...if it doesn’t matter then why did you even come to play. Are you trying to tell that the Indian team didn’t try to win those ODI matches against New Zealand. I don’t agree with Virat Kohli’s statement,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “If you win and tell this it’s a different thing. It’s wrong to say that the year is for T20s and so we don’t care about 50-over matches...if it doesn’t matter then why did you even come to play. Are you trying to tell that the Indian team didn’t try to win those ODI matches against New Zealand. I don’t agree with Virat Kohli’s statement,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, May 6, 2020 5:50:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “I wore them for the first time in Ranji Trophy and had only one pair which I took them with me to play in my first Test match in 1999. I still remember I used to get the shoe stitched after each innings and that is how it survived the entire Test,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra recalled : “I wasn’t alone. There used to be a bunch of us who would go to drop sir at the railway station. He would ask us to show him different bowling actions. I remember we would pick up the stones at teh station and bowl with them,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 4, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Javed Miandad ) : "I still remember Javed Miandad inviting all of us to his house and that food in his house was amazing, I still remember it," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Those six weeks he was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Lakshmipathy Balaji in the dressing room," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Those six weeks he was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Laxmipathy Balaji in the dressing room,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 19, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Those six weeks he was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Lakshmipathy Balaji in the dressing room,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Javed Miandad ) : “I still remember Javed Miandad inviting all of us to his house and that food in his house was amazing, I still remember it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “In the dressing room, Irfan can give you more stories, the only thing I remember is Laxmipathy Balaji on that particular tour. Maybe that time he was more popular than Imran Khan,” External link

tribune Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “Those six weeks he [Balaji] was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Laximathy Balaji in the dressing room,” External link

tribune Sunday, April 19, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “In the dressing room, Irfan can give you more stories, the only thing I remember is Laxmipathy Balaji on that particular tour. Maybe that time he was more popular than Imran Khan,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Those six weeks he was hitting sixes left right and centre there was no doubt about it. Virender Sehwag triple hundred, Rahul Dravid double hundred, Irfan Pathan performance, all that is there but to me off the field, Pakistan, the nation as a whole and Laximathy Balaji in the dressing room,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added ( about Javed Miandad ) : “I still remember Javed Miandad inviting all of us to his house and that food in his house was amazing, I still remember it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 19, 2020 6:43:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “That innings got the team to believe that we too could have a prolific wicket-keeper batsman,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Yuvraj Singh ) : "Yuvraj has played well under MS Dhoni, as far as I have seen Yuvraj's career, the way he has batted in 2007 and 2008 onwards it has been impeccable and in 2011 we saw how he braved his sickness and played brilliantly under Dhoni," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:09:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "Even if the IPL doesn't happen in August, (because) there are a lot of places in India that witness rains during that month and there are high chances that lots of matches will get cancelled," External link

business-standard Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:15:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I am not expecting any cricketing activity before July. So this is a long break but once action starts, fast bowlers have the biggest challenge to remain fit,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. So whoever has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week,” External link

Hindu Sunday, April 5, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “You can do as much of yoga or free weights, fast bowler’s life is nothing without good running time. There is a lot of difference with batsmen,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It’s not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualization,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “That innings got the team to believe that we too could have a prolific wicket-keeper batsman,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "You can do as much of yoga or free weights but a fast bowler's life is nothing without good running. There is a lot of difference when compared to the batsmen," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It's not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also, a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualisation," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "And injuries can happen to anyone. The fast bowler who has trained the least might be fitter than fast bowler who has trained the most. The nature of sport is such. But yes, I hope that if lockdown ends, they have access to grounds," External link

firstpost Sunday, April 5, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “If you ask me, I am not expecting any cricketing activity before July. So this is a long break but once action starts fast bowlers have the biggest challenge to remain fit,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “You can do as much of yoga or free weights, fast bowler’s life is nothing without good running time. There is a lot of difference with batsmen,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It’s not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualization,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “And injuries can happen to anyone. The fast bowler who has trained the least might be fitter than fast bowler who has trained the most. Nature of sport is such. But yes, I hope that if lockdown ends, they have access to grounds,” External link

expressindia Sunday, April 5, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Lack of running time for fast bowlers is an issue. Now the situation is unavoidable. So whoever at least has a garden with say 15 metres or 20 metres space, they should do shuttle run thrice a week unless they are allowed to train at grounds," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "You can do as much of yoga or free weights, fast bowler's life is nothing without good running time. There is a lot of difference with batsmen," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It's not just about heart-rate but also about bowling muscles such as hamstring, glutes, groin and calf, they remain activated. Giving a choice between swimming, cycling and running, as a cricketer I would say running. Also a bit of shadow bowling can help in visualization," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "And injuries can happen to anyone. The fast bowler who has trained the least might be fitter than fast bowler who has trained the most. Nature of sport is such. But yes, I hope that if lockdown ends, they have access to grounds," External link

business-standard Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "That innings got the team to believe that we too could have a prolific wicketkeeper-batsman," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, April 5, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : “I distinctly remember that match in Visakhapatnam. It was the second ODI of that series. There is a viral video of me hurling abuses to MS after an edge off Shahid Afridi flew between him and Rahul Dravid at first slip and people think it’s from that same match. But that incident is from the fourth ODI in Ahmedabad. However, I must admit I am not proud of my behaviour,” External link

india Sunday, April 5, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told ( about Virat Kohli ) : “You can’t expect Bumrah to deliver in every series. One has to remember he is returning from injury. It’s difficult for anybody to keep performing at the top of his game all the time. Even Virat Kohli has had a quiet series,” External link

india Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “The Indian team management could be much better while picking the playing XI. The other pacers, besides Bumrah and (Mohammad) Shami, need to know their roles. They have got used to having Bumrah and Shami firing for the last two years. There’s too much pressure on Bumrah. There has been very little consistency in the team selection so far,” External link

india Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:06:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra wrote : “I was torn between between VVS and Nathan Lyon’s 8 for 50 in Bengaluru. Lyon’s was a great performance because it came against Indians batting in India. Importantly, it was the first day of the Test match. Yes, there was a little moisture in the pitch, and because of that he was getting turn, but that was only for the first hour or 90 minutes. An Australian fingerspinner taking eight wickets is something spectacular,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 31, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra saying : "Stress fracture is unrelated to action and we must get our concepts clear. He doesn't need to change his action and if he tries to do that, it won't be great. Let me assure you when he comes back, he can bowl with same action, intensity and pace," External link

firstpost Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don’t have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready,” External link

india Monday, September 30, 2019 11:35:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don't have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready," External link

firstpost Monday, September 30, 2019 10:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don't have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready," External link

business-standard Monday, September 30, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It might be the case of Jasprit feeling good after just two months and he may not feel good even after six months. It is such an injury where you don’t have any medication save proper rest and then an intense rehabilitation programme. Only a player can say when he is match-ready,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, September 30, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "Stress fracture is unrelated to action and we must get our concepts clear. He doesn't need to change his action and if he tries to do that, it won't be great. Let me assure you when he comes back, he can bowl with same action, intensity and pace," External link

news18 Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Stress fracture is unrelated to action and we must get our concepts clear. He doesn’t need to change his action and if he tries to do that, it won’t be great. Let me assure you when he comes back, he can bowl with same action, intensity and pace,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “The only aspect that is not copy book is his left hand (works like a pivot), which doesn’t go up. Even then, his action is 10 times better than Malinga. Malinga’s knees, back leg bends giving a look of a javelin thrower,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, September 29, 2019 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “He’s got pace and bounce and the most important thing is that he is confident right now because he’s really quick. He’s the first standby, so if any fast bowler gets injured he (Saini) will be the one playing in the World Cup,” External link

news18 Friday, May 17, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “He is 29 and has a long international career ahead of him. If I could play till 39, with all my injuries, I am sure Chahal can play for many more years. I wish him the very best,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Hold themselves back [in the IPL]? That would be wrong thinking," External link

srilankasource Monday, May 13, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Hold themselves back [in the IPL]? That would be wrong thinking," External link

srilankasource Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Hold themselves back [in the IPL]? That would be wrong thinking," External link

srilankasource Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Hold themselves back [in the IPL]? That would be wrong thinking," External link

srilankasource Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Umesh Yadav ) : "Umesh is short on confidence especially because of the way he has performed in the last 4-5 months. He hasn't been playing for India. He is not a part of the World Cup, it's not easy for any cricketer to take that. He is not even in the standby," External link

news18 Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra added : "That definitely must be playing on his mind. He is someone who has always been good. He has plenty of skill and talent. He bowls really well with the new ball, last year that was the mantra of his success. He should look to make a comeback in the Indian team and he knows what he has to do for that," External link

news18 Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Umesh Yadav ) : "I don't think it was a 188-run wicket. I feel we could have bowled much better. Compared to Bombay, Bengaluru it was an easier wicket to bowl on. Bowlers missed the trick especially the way Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav bowled the last over. 36 are too many runs. Anything more than 160 batting second on this wicket is tough," External link

news18 Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “It’s not easy to bowl at the death in this format. Skill-wise, I don’t think there’s any other team who have got three good fast bowlers in one team. The next name that comes to my mind is Sunrisers,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, April 19, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "He's got pace and bounce and the most important thing is he's confident right now especially in this format because it's really quick," External link

news18 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Andre Roussel ) : "As a cricketer, I would like to see him playing and bowlers doing well against him and get him out. Fans also want to see good cricket. It's not for Russell to hit big sixes every time" External link

news18 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It's not easy to bowl at the death in this format. Skill-wise, I don't think there's any other team who have got three good fast bowlers in one team. The next name that comes to my mind is Sunrisers," External link

news18 Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Look where he is today. He is the first stand-bye. If any fast bowler gets injured, he will be the one playing the World Cup,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “He’s got pace and bounce and the most important thing is he’s confident right now especially in this format because it’s really quick,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Umesh Yadav ) : “It’s not easy to bowl at the death in this format. Skill-wise, I don’t think there’s any other team who have got three good fast bowlers in one team. The next name that comes to my mind is Sunrisers,” “Yes they have not bowled the way they would have liked to bowl at the death or up front. But they can do better than this. Every cricketer will not have the same season. Last year, Umesh Yadav had a really good season. These bowlers have the skill, hope they will do better in coming games. They are working hard,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Andre Roussel ) : “As a cricketer, I would like to see him playing and bowlers doing well against him and get him out. Fans also want to see good cricket. It’s not for Russell to hit big sixes every time” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “In this format if you are performing in 40-50% of the games it means you have done really well,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “But in this format, one or two games can build your confidence,” “And we have seen teams qualifying winning their last six games and being on 14 points,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, April 18, 2019 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “If you keep winning small moments then only you will win matches. The only problem for us is that we are running out of time as there are only 14 games,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If you win two close encounters, you will have two wins and two loses, which is fine. There is not much of a difference between the top and bottom teams. In this tournament, we have seen teams needing six wins to qualify and they qualify and go on to win the tournament,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:00:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “If you keep winning small moments then only you will win matches. The only problem for us is that we are running out of time as there are only 14 games,” External link

india Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “If you win two close encounters, you will have two wins and two loses, which is fine. There is not much of a difference between the top and bottom teams. In this tournament, we have seen teams needing six wins to qualify and they qualify and go on to win the tournament,” External link

india Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "The IPL is a pressure tournament, it is as good as international cricket, that's why everybody wants to play. So you are going to the World Cup through that pressure. If I'm a bowler, I keep bowling yorkers or good-length balls, it's the same thing I have to do in the World Cup," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, March 18, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Vijay Shankar ) : “The more he will play, he will get better and he is entitled to improve. As a batsman there is no doubt about it that he has got some really good skill set and going forward Vijay Shankar can be a match-winner for India,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Umesh has the experience of bowling well in a World Cup. If he goes, India will retain the core of the 2015 World Cup and there will be Bumrah to boost. Khaleel is raw. He doesn’t have the experience of first-class cricket. His pace has dropped but that happens to any young bowler. He will learn and get better,” External link

india Monday, February 18, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup," External link

business-standard Friday, February 15, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between Nos 1 to 7 and so Virat (Kohli) and the team management can use him as a floater," External link

business-standard Friday, February 15, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "If it comes to effortlessly hitting sixes, Rishabh comes second only to Rohit Sharma with his big-hitting ability. India will need that in abundance during the World Cup," External link

business-standard Friday, February 15, 2019 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup," External link

news18 Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between Nos 1 to 7 and so Virat (Kohli) and the team management can use him as a floater," External link

news18 Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : "If it comes to effortlessly hitting sixes, Rishabh comes second only to Rohit Sharma with his big-hitting ability. India will need that in abundance during the World Cup," External link

news18 Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup," External link

rediff Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between No. 1 to 7 and so Virat ( Kohli ) and the team management can use him as a floater," External link

rediff Thursday, February 14, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “In a team, there will always be contributors but at a big event like the World Cup, you need players with X-factor. Rishabh Pant is not a mere contributor but a pure match-winner who should be picked for the World Cup,” External link

india Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “Secondly, Rishabh can bat at any position between Nos 1 to 7 and so Virat (Kohli) and the team management can use him as a floater,” External link

india Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Rohit Sharma ) : “If it comes to effortlessly hitting sixes, Rishabh comes second only to Rohit Sharma with his big-hitting ability. India will need that in abundance during the World Cup,” External link

india Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik are all fantastic players but they are all in the same mould. You need X-factor which this boy possesses,” External link

india Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Playing on uncovered pitches against different bowlers had their own challenges. Who was better? Viv Richards, Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid or Virat Kohli? I can’t answer that. Let us look things in the right perspective,” External link

Hindu Monday, January 7, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I don't know what will come next. I haven't sat down and decide what to do next. Maybe it will be coaching or maybe it will be commentary," External link

rediff Friday, November 17, 2017 9:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Lot of people have been saying that Ashish Nehra didn’t play in the XI against Australia. When I went there, I went with my plan. I felt that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ready. If you had seen earlier, (Jasprit) Bumrah and I have been playing. Two spinners play, and the third fast bowler is Hardik Pandya. So Bhuvi misses out. He, too, had been a little up and down until this year’s IPL. After the IPL, I personally felt that this is the way forward, that as a bowler I will not like to keep playing at the expense of Bhuvi (who has been Nehra’s teammate at Sunrisers Hyderabad for the last few years),” External link

expressindia Friday, November 3, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Even today people were wondering if Ashish Nehra will play or not, but if I was in the 15 today, I was obviously going to play. Mein ghoomne nahi aaya tha (I didn’t come to just look around),” External link

expressindia Friday, November 3, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I don't know what will come next. I haven't sat down and decide what to do next. Maybe it will be coaching or maybe it will be commentary," External link

rediff Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:14:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : “That picture has become more popular because of where Virat Kohli is today,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained : “For me those six wickets don’t matter. If team doesn’t win, your satisfaction personally might be there, but in the end, it is a team game,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “For me those 15 people inside the team are most important and if they are saying that they want me to play more, that is most important. Rest will have opinions be it the commentators, the media or the people but for me they are the most important,” External link

expressindia Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:01:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "When I started playing cricket, I didn't take any selector's permission. When I am leaving, I am not leaving with their permission," External link

rediff Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:19:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "I don't know about myself but I am sure people outside would have thought if Ashish Nehra has retired or if he will ever play again," External link

rediff Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:19:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Virat Kohli ) : "Even in Ranchi when they (team management) found out I plan to retire, almost 90-95% said they think I can keep playing. They were surprised that I'm retiring even from the IPL. I'm content and a happy guy despite the number of surgeries I went through," "When I spoke with Virat, he asked if I was sure and suggested I keep playing in the IPL" External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I am someone who has always and only done cricket throughout his life. 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," External link

ibtimes-in Thursday, November 2, 2017 9:44:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I will miss all this. That's what you train for. One thing which will definitely be at peace will be my body. I said earlier that I can go a couple more years, but there can't be a better time to walk away," External link

dnaindia Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:19:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I will miss all this. That's what you train for. One thing which will definitely be at peace will be my body. I said earlier that I can go a couple more years, but there can't be a better time to walk away," External link

timesofoman Wednesday, November 1, 2017 10:11:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "There's a particular reason [for my decision to retire], at one point everyone comes to know that it's about time. It's not an overnight decision. I have given it a good thought, especially looking at the way Bhuvi [ Bhuvneshwar Kumar ] and [Jasprit] Bumrah have been bowling over the past 5-6 months," External link

expressindia Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Greg Chappell ) : "I didn't play much under Greg Chappell save two series in 2005 [in Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe]. Mujhe pahle series se hi maloom thaa yeh biryani, khichdi bannewali hain Greg ke under [I knew biryani would turn into Khichdi under Greg]," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "That's where Gary [Kirsten] was such a superb coach. He discussed strategies with MS [Dhoni] but on field, he never interfered with MS' style of functioning. But I still believe Chappell could have been a terrific coach for juniors," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Look Virat's career and captaincy are on auto-pilot mode right now. He knows what he is doing and leads by example. He doesn't need gyaan [sermons] but support which Ravi [Shastri] gives him in abundance," External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:21:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra says : "If you can, then sprint. If not, then run. Can't run? Then jog. Won't jog? Then at least walk! Can't walk? Then crawl, but just keep on moving," External link

rediff Monday, October 30, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Trust me, I have had an eventful 20 years. I am not a very emotional person. The next 20 years is what I am looking forward to. Hopefully, it will be as eventful as it has been since I started playing for Delhi in 1997," External link

rediff Monday, October 30, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra observed ( about Greg Chappell ) : "But I still believe Chappell could have been a terrific coach for the juniors," External link

rediff Monday, October 30, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "You know the best part about Ravi. If a player is going through a rough patch, he is the man. Even if the player is not able to middle a single ball in the nets, Ravi would make him believe that he is as good as Brain Lara! Now that might sound ludicrous to an outsider, but those who understand cricket know that this is man-management," External link

rediff Monday, October 30, 2017 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "For me, Ajay Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni are the two shrewdest cricketing brains I have ever interacted with," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, October 30, 2017 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "It's been a great journey. May be one regret. If I could change anything in these 20 years, that afternoon in Johannesburg during the 2003 World Cup final. But nothing else as it's all about destiny," "Trust me, I have had eventful 20 years. I am not a very emotional person. The next 20 years is what I am looking forward to. Hopefully, it will be as eventful as it has been since I started playing for Delhi in 1997," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, October 30, 2017 2:11:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “There’s a particular reason [for my decision to retire], at one point everyone comes to know that it’s about time. It’s not an overnight decision. I have given it a good thought, especially looking at the way Bhuvi [Bhuvneshwar Kumar] and [Jasprit] Bumrah have been bowling over the past 5-6 months,” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "I have spoken to the team management as well as the chairman of selection committee that the game against New Zealand has come in Delhi. So it can't get bigger than retiring in front of your home fans where I played my first Ranji Trophy game 20 years ago," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Bhuvneshwar is ready (to shoulder the responsibility) with the way he is bowling. Earlier, Bumrah and I were playing but now Bhuvi is doing well. And there is also no big event lined up in the next 5-6 months. I put my point of view and they all respect my decision," External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Everyday is a memory for me. People remember moments, like the six wickets against England, or the last over in Karachi but I don't think I am like that. " External link

dnaindia Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:34:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I performed well in the last IPL so I think the selectors must have seen that. I don’t feel I will be out of sorts against Australia,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “I am taking it match-by-match, series by series. I think I will be able to bowl my quota of four overs to the best of my ability,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 3, 2017 6:10:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : "Who isn't happy if he is playing for India? I have never been bothered by criticism. The Indian dressing room knows what I bring to the table. The skipper knows it, the selectors know it. If I am in the team, definitely, I must be contributing something," External link

rediff Monday, October 2, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra replied ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "At my age, you don't set long term goals. I have been selected to play three games for India. I will take one game at a time. Waise bhi Ashish Nehra accha karega toh bhi news hai, accha nahi karega toh woh aur bhi badi news hain (If I do well, that's news, if I don't do well, that's even bigger news)" External link

rediff Monday, October 2, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra said : “Hats off to him, this isn’t the first time he’s done it for India,” “Jasprit asked me if he should bowl length. All I told him was: ‘You have a good yorker, look to bowl full, it’s tough to hit a six even if it is a low full toss.’ It worked” External link

taipeitimes Monday, January 30, 2017 9:25:00 PM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : “Hats off to him, this isn’t the first time he’s done it for India,” External link

tribune Monday, January 30, 2017 10:44:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra told : "Hats off to him, this isn't the first time he's done it for India," External link

afp-en Monday, January 30, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT



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Virender Sehwag added ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Prithvi Shaw was excellent with the bat. He didn’t look like he has come to play a cricket match. Or maybe he had the confidence of playing Shivam Mavi in the U-19 team that he knew where the bowler would bowl exactly. I have batted against Ashish Nehra so many times in the nets, domestic gams but would never be able to hit him for six boundaries in an over. Hats off to Prithvi Shaw for his wonderful innings,” External link

india Friday, April 30, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Akash Chopra recalled ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “But wait, you know this story, already right? Let me take you to the flashback, behind the scenes. This heavily swollen leg kept inside a bucket of ice... who is it? This is the same Ashish Nehra who, the very next day, stepped out on the field to rattle England batting unit with a swollen leg. As we say, there is nothing greater than a person’s will. Not even injuries. If Nehra ji has decided that he will play against England, then no one can stop him,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:48:00 AM EAT

Yuvraj Singh replied ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Calling card Sri Lanka to India ! Hanji mata I’ve reached and Ashu (Nehra) probably saying Abey sun, i’ve reached ab main match ke baad phone karunga! Chal bye” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, May 25, 2020 1:10:00 PM EAT

Mohamad Shami pointed out ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "There should be a training camp in Bangalore (at the National Cricket Academy ) after the lockdown. I was talking to Ashish bhai ( Ashish Nehra )… whenever the lockdown is over, we should start a training camp. Besides getting into the groove, we will get to know if anyone is suffering from an injury or any other problem," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Gary Kirsten said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "And Ashish has made a good point: if you get yourself match-ready during the IPL, that's going to hold you in really good stead during the World Cup. I think it's an advantage to the Indian players, actually. Because the IPL is such a pressurised tournament, it's great preparation for the World Cup," External link

ibtimes-in Monday, March 18, 2019 9:38:00 AM EAT

Mohamed Siraj said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Nehra’s help is very important for me. He has helped me deal with my recent disappointments as he has handled those ups and downs in international cricket in his career. I am looking forward to meeting him again at the RCB camp and continue our interactions this season,” External link

news18 Monday, March 4, 2019 6:37:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra explained ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Lot of people have been saying that Ashish Nehra didn’t play in the XI against Australia. When I went there, I went with my plan. I felt that Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ready. If you had seen earlier, (Jasprit) Bumrah and I have been playing. Two spinners play, and the third fast bowler is Hardik Pandya. So Bhuvi misses out. He, too, had been a little up and down until this year’s IPL. After the IPL, I personally felt that this is the way forward, that as a bowler I will not like to keep playing at the expense of Bhuvi (who has been Nehra’s teammate at Sunrisers Hyderabad for the last few years),” External link

expressindia Friday, November 3, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Even today people were wondering if Ashish Nehra will play or not, but if I was in the 15 today, I was obviously going to play. Mein ghoomne nahi aaya tha (I didn’t come to just look around),” External link

expressindia Friday, November 3, 2017 3:23:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "I don't know about myself but I am sure people outside would have thought if Ashish Nehra has retired or if he will ever play again," External link

rediff Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:19:00 PM EAT

Rahul Dravid said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “Don’t be critical of Dhoni; even Ashish Nehra has gotten to decide when he will retire,” External link

Hindu Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:31:00 PM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar wrote ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "Selections are not done on emotion but simply on merit. Nehra deserved to play against the Aussies but wasn't picked and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) and (Jasprit) Bumrah can't be dropped, so how will Nehra be given the farewell he deserves? That will be interesting to see," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:31:00 AM EAT

Virender Sehwag added ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "Nehra is a fast bowler and never faces any issues while running. So, he doesn't endure much problems in clearing the Yo-yo test. Nehra likes to stay fit and spends time in the gym. It is not that he is doing it forcefully. He likes to run, swim and I think he would have easily covered the distance of 20 metres in the Yo-yo test. He has also an advantage of his height. He is over six feet tall and has a long stride," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, October 27, 2017 4:22:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "I have come here only because I watched the previous (Ashish Nehra's) episode," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, October 27, 2017 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sunil Gavaskar written ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "Ashish Nehra announcing his retirement also makes a bit of an issue, for with him not being selected for the first two games, how are the selectors going to pick him in the playing XI in the first T20 match of the new series against New Zealand?" External link

ibtimes-in Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Ashish Nehra replied ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "At my age, you don't set long term goals. I have been selected to play three games for India. I will take one game at a time. Waise bhi Ashish Nehra accha karega toh bhi news hai, accha nahi karega toh woh aur bhi badi news hain (If I do well, that's news, if I don't do well, that's even bigger news)" External link

rediff Monday, October 2, 2017 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joginder Sharma says ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “I was not meant to play that match actually, though I was a part of the camp. Ashish Nehra picked up an injury just ahead of the game, and I got a chance,” External link

expressindia Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:54:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “The way the bowlers responded. The way the spinners bowled in the middle phase and these two guys Bumrah and Ashish Nehra were outstanding,” External link

tribune Monday, January 30, 2017 10:44:00 AM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : “It’s important to have belief. It was a case of us executing well initially. You don’t want to let the momentum slip away in the middle overs, especially with the series on the line. But the way spinners bowled in the middle, and then the effort of Nehra and Bumrah with dew was outstanding,” External link

expressindia Monday, January 30, 2017 2:36:00 AM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "The way the bowlers responded. The way the spinners bowled in the middle phase and these two guys Bumrah and Ashish Nehra were outstanding," External link

afp-en Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:37:00 PM EAT

Virat Kohli said ( about Ashish Nehra ) : "It's important to have belief. It was a case of us executing well initially. You don't want to let the momentum slip away in the middle overs, especially with the series on the line. But the way spinners bowled in the middle, and then the effort of Nehra and Bumrah with dew was outstanding," External link

dnaindia Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:15:00 PM EAT