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Ashish Nehra to return to Indian Premier League as mentor: Report

According to sources, discussions are on board for Ashish Nehra’s new role as mentor for either Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Daredevils (DD) or Rajasthan Royals (RR) for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

cricket Updated: Dec 11, 2017 09:14 IST
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Ashish Nehra played for five Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises -- Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Pune Warriors and Sunrisers Hyderabad. ((Vipin Kumar/HT Photo))

Former India pacer Ashish Nehra, who recently retired from international cricket, could soon make a comeback as behind-the-scenes man for one of the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams.

According to sources, discussions are on board for Nehra’s new role as mentor for either Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils or Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming IPL season.

While there has been no official confirmation regarding Ashish Nehra’s association with any of the teams but chances of him mentoring the Virat Kohli-led RCB are probably higher.

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The speedster had already returned to cricket as commentator earlier in India’s Kolkata Test against Sri Lanka.

The 38-year-old retired from all forms of cricket at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in the T20 match against New Zealand.

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The left-arm fast bowler made his international debut way back in 1999 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

The Indian star retired from the game with a tally of 235 wickets from 164 matches across formats.

First Published: Dec 11, 2017 09:07 IST