Former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra, on Sunday, recalled the ODI match towards Pakistan during which he was caught on digital camera ‘hurling abuses’ at Mahendra Singh Dhoni after an edge off Shahid Afridi’s bat went between the keeper and Rahul Dravid who was standing at first slip. The second happened 15 years in the past in 2005 in Ahmedabad, and Nehra, on Sunday, stated that he’s not pleased with his behaviour on that day. Talking in an interview to Instances of India, Nehra recalled the 2nd ODI from the Pakistan collection in 2005 in Visakhapatnam, during which Dhoni had smashed his maiden ODI hundred.
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“I distinctly do not forget that match in Visakhapatnam. It was the second ODI of that collection. In a video that went viral, I’m seen hurling abuses at MS after an edge off Shahid Afridi’s bat goes between Dhoni and Rahul Dravid at first slip. Folks assume it’s from the Vizag match, however that incident is from the fourth ODI in Ahmedabad. Nevertheless, I have to admit I’m not pleased with my behaviour,” Nehra stated.
He went on to clarify the rationale for his response. “I had been hit for six by Afridi off simply the earlier ball. There was the same old stress of an India-Pakistan match. Instantly, I created an opportunity and it was missed. I misplaced my cool. That wasn’t the one incident the place a participant has misplaced his cool in that method. Each Dravid and Dhoni had been advantageous with me after the sport however that doesn’t justify my behaviour,” he stated.
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The previous left-armer additional added that the video went viral as a result of it has Dhoni in it. “The video continues to be well-liked as a result of it has Dhoni in it. It’s like that outdated image of me presenting an award to Virat Kohli when he was a child. The image is legendary as a result of it has Kohli in it, not due to me,” he stated.
Nehra added that he has to provide an evidence to his youngsters sometime over the video. “I do know sometime my youngsters will ultimately watch that video clip and I’ll have to clarify why I behaved that method,” he stated.