Twitter schools Ashish Nehra for his ‘Yorkers are overrated in T20s’ comment

Nehra said it while commentating Hindi during the 14th over of DC innings on Tuesday.

Ashish Nehra
Ashish Nehra. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is into its second week and some quality cricket is being played. The fans are enjoying the games sitting in home and the official broadcasters have taken care of its audience back home. Some of the top former cricketers in India are commentating in various languages to make it comfortable for all people to understand.

Among regional languages, Hindi commentary is heard predominantly in the country and the likes of Irfan Pathan, Sunil Gavaskar among other legendary cricketers are part of the commentary panel. Even Ashish Nehra has entered commentary after being RCB’s bowling coach for a couple of years in the IPL. People are generally seen praising the former cricketers for commentary but when they say something wrong, the same fans bash them as well.

This time around, Ashish Nehra is under the scanner for one of the statements he made when Delhi Capitals (DC) were batting against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). T Natarajan was delivering the 14th over of the innings and in a bid to nail his yorkers, he ended up delivering a full toss to Rishabh Pant which went for four.

Ashish Nehra gives his views on yorkers

This is when Nehra criticised the bowlers’ mentality to go for yorkers very early and stated that the yorker length deliveries are most overrated in T20s. He was of the opinion that the yorkers should be bowled in the last 3-4 overs only and it should be delivered based on conditions and the batsman on strike.

“According to me, Yorker is the most overrated delivery in T20 cricket. It should be used based on conditions of the game and the batsman on strike,” Ashish Nehra said in Hindi. As soon as he said the above statement in commentary, social media was full of trolling messages for him. While a few schooled him for his comment, some pointed out RCB’s poor bowling when he was the coach of the team in the last two seasons.

Meanwhile, Natarajan continued to nail his yorkers despite missing one and was pretty successful in his attempt. Overall, in the match, he managed to deliver six yorkers, easily the most by any bowler this season.

Here’s how Nehra was trolled for his comment:

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