Here’s why Team India laughed after seeing Ashish Nehra at the Eden Gardens

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Ashish Nehra Eden Gardens

Former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra was on Friday involved in a friendly banter with his Indian teammates who are playing against Sri Lanka in the first Test match of the series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Bringing down the curtains of his 18-year career on November 2 in a T20 International against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla home ground in New Delhi, Nehra immediately started his new innings (of a commentator) for India’s home series.

Ashish Nehra, Jatin Sapru, Virender Sehwag

Ahead of the second day of the first Test, Nehra was seen talking to the Indian bowlers including Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja.

The 38-year old also had a chat with bowling coach Bharat Arun.

“That was nothing to do with cricket,” Nehra told reporters when asked what was the talk about in the morning.

“That was nothing to do with cricket. When I was on the camera they all were laughing. Because they have seen me in suit so. I went to say hello to them. Bharat Arun was there so we had a laugh about my new role,” Nehra added.

In his 18-year career littered with injuries, Nehra picked up 157 wickets in 120 ODIs and 44 wickets in 17 Tests. In T20Is, which was his chosen format during the twilight days, he took 34 wickets in 27 games.