New Delhi. Out of favour fast bowler Ashish Nehra was today mighty upset after finding that his name did not feature in the new list of BCCI’s advisory committee released by board secretary Anurag Thakur.
Lashing out at BCCI for not ignoring him despite his huge contributions in
opposition’s India’s victories in the past, Nehra claimed he expected better treatment and respect from the cricketing body.
“I was happy that they are following Mumbai Indians’ mantra of having best players in the business in administrative roles, after their IPL win, and hoped they would accommodate me also somewhere, but when the final list was tweeted, my name was nowhere to be seen,” said a disappointed Nehra.
Nehra was agitated that while BCCI recognized efforts of legendary batsmen Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman by inducting them in the committee, they snubbed fast bowlers completely.
“They clearly forgot that all 3 of them were great batsmen and made those huge scores partially because I was in the bowling line up. How can they overlook such an important legend,” he said pointing towards him.
Nehra further pointed to his uncharacteristically good performance in just concluded IPL season.
“Judging completely on the basis of performance, I was the best bowler in IPL and should be made BCCI president, but I am not that greedy a person. I should at least be in Advisory Committee if not more,” he demanded.
Meanwhile Nehra has also received support from Delhi teammate Virender Sehwag, who has now given up hope of making a comeback into the Indian team and is instead eyeing a place in BCCI’s advisory committee.
“Nehra ji is very inspiring. I too qualify all the parameters on which Nehra ji is demanding the place he deserves in the advisory committee,” Sehwag tweeted.