Ashish Nehra is 37 but he still plays the game like a boss. He has been in and out of the team but that has not taken away the bowler’s ability to send in great deliveries.
Nehra recently told the press that he is sure he won’t be able to play in the 2019 World Cup because by that time he would be around 39 and that’s technically old age for most sportspersons.
Nehra said that his role in the team is more of an elder master than just a player adding that Dhoni, too, shares the same kind of responsibility.
“Me and MS (Dhoni) are two guys from different age groups. Our job is to bring a sense of calmness, our experience in this team,” he said.
And while he spoke about his role and his plans for 2019, Nehra dropped this hint:
“Even MS Dhoni who is two years younger to me may not be thinking that far ahead.”
Well, if we go by Nehra’s view Dhoni might be planning to retire before 2019. As of now, Dhoni has retired from Test cricket but plays is part of the ODI and T20 squads.
Dhoni is 35 and gave up captaincy in January this year handing over the baton to Virat Kohli. His game has not been hit by age and with the pressure of captaincy off his shoulders, he might as well continue well up to 2019.