Ashish Nehra Prefers History To Geography
What he said:
“Aapne Kerala se Srinagar tak sabko chance diya hai. Sirf Ashish Nehra hi nahin hain (You have given opportunities to all and sundry from Kerala to Srinagar—just not me).”
Medium pacer, Ashish Nehra, caustically bemoans the fickleness of Indian selectors. The veteran bowler was left out for the English tour and finds himself sitting out the return ODI series against England at home.
"Please check the records, which India bowler has bowled maximum number of overs at the death in last two years. You want me to prove my fitness but then I am not even good enough to be in any of the Challenger Trophy teams.”
The left-arm seamer said that he would consider participating in foreign leagues “if the Board allows.”
What he really meant:
“The selectors are truly farsighted; they failed to notice me—right under their noses.”
“Now, if the selectors had considered history instead of geography, I’d be sitting pretty."
What he definitely didn’t:
“Arre baba, if RP Singh could be yanked back into the side (evidently unfit), why not me? So unfair.”