Ashish Nehra while playing for SRH in IPL 10    AFP
Ashish Nehra while playing for SRH in IPL 10 AFP

When Ashish Nehra announced his retirement from international cricket, he had mentioned that he won’t play in Indian Premier League (IPL) either. Having survived many injuries, Nehra stretched his career for almost 19 years. He last played a Test in 2004 and an ODI in 2011. However, he made a comeback to the side for the T20Is, and the shorter format became his best suit. All the same, Nehra was not willing to participate in IPL after resigning from the national duty. He reasoned his injuries for the same.

There are now reports that Nehra will mentor Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2018. During his playing days, Nehra presented Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Nehra will mentor his former captain Virat Kohli if RCB retain him. RCB, who have never won the title, will benefit from Nehra’s presence. He is a veteran of 88 matches in IPL and 27 T20Is.

Nehra has been donning the commentator’s hat after his retirement, and has attained popularity with his narration in Hindi.