Saini has proved doubters wrong: Nehra

Former India pacer and Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling coach Ashish Nehra cited the example of pacer Navdeep Saini to stress that form of a player could change fast in the T20 format.

Nehra said Saini’s effectiveness brought him the rewards. “He didn’t play last year. So many guys came up to me and said he plays matches for ONGC and has gone for plenty (of runs). So many people actually doubted and said you bought him for ₹3 crore and he had not done well even in club matches.

First stand-bye

“Look where he is today. He is the first stand-bye. If any fast bowler gets injured, he will be the one playing the World Cup,” said Nehra on the eve of RCB’s match against KKR.

“Within two matches, his confidence was high when nobody thought he would do well. That’s the beauty of IPL. He is not going to come good in every match. He has got all the ingredients to be a good bowler.”


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