Within 24 hours of retirement, Ashish Nehra blasts Chief Selector

Written by Abhishek Patil

Ashish Nehra is a man who doesn’t believe in sugar coating. The left-arm pacer played his last international match on Wednesday as India beat New Zealand by 53 runs in the first Twenty20 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday night.

However, just after retirement he blasted Chief selector MSK Prasad in an unique way.

Chief selector MSK Prasad had recently said that Nehra will not be considered for selection beyond the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. Following his farewell match, Nehra said that he started playing without the selectors’ permission and is now leaving without it.

“I don’t know. The chairman of selection committee has not spoken to me about this. You have asked me this question, and I can only tell you about my interaction with the team management.

“When I reached Ranchi, I told Virat about my plan, and his first reaction was, ‘Are you sure? You can still play IPL. You can play as coach-cum-player.’ I said no. I am retiring completely.”

“When I started playing cricket, I didn’t take any selector’s permission. When I am leaving, I am not leaving with their permission” he added further.

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