Age is just a number. This saying has been proved right by the veteran fast-bowler Ashish Nehra. Making a comeback in the national team after almost 5 years against Australia last year, Ashish showcased his fitness playing consistent T20 cricket for India. Him bowling in the powerplay has been a boon for India. He not only stops the flow of runs at the start of the innings but also takes wickets to dent the opposition early.
With his bustling run-up and swing Nehra has done well in the shortest format of the game. With many players of his generation struggling to cope up with the pace of a T20 game, Ashish Nehra has done very well to cement his place in the team. Seeing this tall, skinny pacer, no one can say how fierce those swinging yorkers are. Bowling around the wicket, outside the off-stump , swinging on a good length, he reminds us of the old times.
He seems to have a good chemistry with the young pacer Jasprit Bumrah with both of them bowling at the death in full flow. There has been no stopping Ashish Nehra since his comeback last year. Batsmen find it difficult to hit through those late out-swingers. His slower balls are deceptive, bamboozling even the smartest of the batsmen.
With him not showing any signs of old-age or any hint of retirement, it would be interesting how long he can last at the top of his game.