Former Indian pace bowler Ashish Nehra achieved much success on the cricket field with his marvelous left-arm bowling skills. He holds the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler in ODI World Cups. Also, he was a part of the 2011 Indian World Cup squad that became the first team to win the World Cup on home soil.
Because of his brilliance, Nehra got an opportunity to play for multiple teams in the IPL. He returned to the Indian T20I team after impressing for Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. He was included in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 team, while he retired on a grand note with a farewell T20 game on his home ground.
After retirement, Nehra tried his luck in coaching. Royal Challengers Bangalore appointed him as the bowling coach of their franchise. Unfortunately, the team’s bowling unit could not trouble the opposition batsmen much. Thus, the franchise removed Nehra from his position as the bowling coach ahead of IPL 2020.
The former Pune Warriors India player is now a part of the Hindi commentary panel. During last night’s match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, T Natarajan bowled a magnificent spell, where his six yorkers did not allow the Delhi batsmen to attack him. Australian legend Brett Lee lauded him for his technique that allowed him to keep a check on the runs flow.
On the other side, Ashish Nehra commented on air that yorkers were overrated in T20 cricket. In his view, it all depended on the batsman’s skills. Since millions of fans watch IPL on Star Sports 1 Hindi, they heard Nehra’s comments and had the following reactions to it.
Ashish Nehra said he doesn't like Yorkers, are overrated, @academy_dinda Is he the mentor of your academy?
— Agent P (@iamthunder847) September 29, 2020
Ashish Nehra should be nowhere near the commentary box and as the bowling coach of any T20 team. He just called Yorkers the most overrated delivery in T20 cricket. #IPL2020
— Riya (@reaadubey) September 29, 2020
Heard Nehra say "yorkers are overrated" when Natrajan was bowling his heart out. He nailed 6 despite his limitation. No wonder RCB bowling was worst under him.
— Abhinandan Nahata (@cricketgyani_an) September 29, 2020
Natrajan just (hopefully) sealed this game for SRH with a YORKER but Nehra ji on Star Sports says Yorkers are overrated.
— Akshay (@Kohlify) September 29, 2020
Yorkers are overrated in t20s🤦🏻♂️, Nehra ji konsi goli khali?#IPL2020
— Bhawana (@bhawnakohli5) September 29, 2020
Twitter is back at this shit
What Nehra said : Bowlers should stop overrating yorkers, if one doesn't have confidence in executing yorker, he should refrain from it.
Twitter: Nehra said that yorker is the most overrated delivery in T20 cricket, sasta analyst hahaha
— Peace ✌️ Panther (@Pantherpid166) September 29, 2020
Nehra can't even imagine these Yorkers
— Mr. A 🏏 (@cricdrugs) September 29, 2020
Nehra ji explaining how Yorkers are worthless in T20.
This is more offensive than Gavaskar's comment, someone put a rant on Instagram story for this too. #IPL
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) September 29, 2020
The yorkers bowler in this game took away winning chances of DC & Ashish Nehra says yorkers are overrated in T20s. #IPL2020
— Astronaut 🐒 No SIMP September (@TheRobustRascal) September 29, 2020
Dear Incomee Tax Department please ride Nehra ji house and Recover all the money RCB paid to him we can at-least distribute to Covid warriors . https://t.co/ZYzmq2XDQL
— Sai (@akakrcb6) September 29, 2020
Thus, these were some interesting reactions to Ashish Nehra’s comment. IPL 2020 continues tonight with a match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Dubai International Stadium.