According to the statement of former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, he has not been surprised with veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra’s addition in the Indian squad for the three-match T20I series against Australia, began in Ranchi from October 7. He also told that age would not be considered in the selection process of the participants. In this regard, he remarked that age should not be a criterion for playing in the world cup. If he seems feet then what is the reason for not selecting him in the team. He also mentioned that Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya have been seemed to continue their career till their 40s.
The addition of Ashish Nehra in the 15-man squad has surprised many people. The reason behind their astonishment is because he is on the wrong end of his 30s and the next World T20 is a good three years away. But Virender Sehwag was well aware of the health of 38-year-old Delhi pacer. While discussing the matter on India TV on October 4, Sehwag told that he had not been surprised that the selection of Ashish Nehra in the team of T20I against Australia.
He also revealed the secret behind Nehra’s fitness and remarked that his buddy from Delhi has scored close to Captain Virat Kohli in the “yo-yo” endurance test. He also told that Nehra is a fast bowler and never had any issues while running. Therefore, he had not endured much trouble in clearing the “yo-yo” test. Nehra likes to be fit and spends most of his time in the gym. The news has created a buzz among the cricket fans across the country.