It has been just a month that former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra bid adieu to international cricket and joined his old mate Virender Sehwag in the Hindi commentary box. He said that he also won’t play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, soon he would be associating with the Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as team’s mentor for the forthcoming season of the cash-rich tournament.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, it has been learned that the former Indian pacer will soon join the RCB with all new responsibility. Ashish Nehra himself spoke to his friends about joining RCB during Zaheer Khan’s marriage reception in Mumbai. However, no official announcement has been made yet. The reports have also claimed that Nehra hasn’t responded back but a couple of IPL franchises have confirmed the same.
If Nehra joins RCB franchise in future as a mentor then he would bag a bigger role. Bharat Arun has joined the Indian cricket team as a full-time bowling coach, thus he would not be eligible to join any IPL franchise as per the BCCI rules. Secondly, Allan Donald has quit RCB that means the side has no bowling coach as of now.
On November 1, Ashish Nehra played his last international game against New Zealand at his home ground Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Though he couldn’t take any wickets on his last outing in blues but he received the guard of honour from the Indian players including Virat Kohli. Nehra retired after an 18-year long career during which he went through 12 different surgeries.