New Delhi: Comeback man of Indian cricket, Ashish Nehra, will be heavily relied upon by MS Dhoni to lead the team's bowling attack in the Asia Cup.
Of late, the veteran bowler has emerged as the skipper's go-to man in the T20 format – both for CSK as well as the national side.
It is remarkable that the injury-prone Nehra, is the pace spearhead for the Men in Blue at the age of 36. This speaks volumes about the effort he has put in behind the scene.
"While I have had to work very hard to stay fit, the years of experience has helped immensely. That's something you can't buy in the market," he was quoted as saying by Mid-Day ahead of the team's departure for the Asia Cup in Bangladesh.
On his chemistry with young pacer Jasprit Bumrah, Nehra said, "It's a good experience. It is not that I always tell him the things. We are two completely different kind of bowlers...different actions. We're having a good partnership.
Hopefully, we can do well in next couple of months.
Nehra feels that everyone has to contribute on the field whether he is a junior or a senior.
"I don't believe in that but everybody has to contribute. On the field, I always try to talk to Hardik (Pandya) and I'm happy to do that job. Everybody has seen what Bumrah and Pandya have done recently,” he said.
In his last six T20Is, Nehra has picked up seven wickets.
(With PTI inputs)