Former India opener Virender Sehwag is not surprised with fast bowler Ashish Nehra's inclusion in the India squad for the three-match T20I series against Australia at 38. He cited the example of Sanath Jayasuriya and Sachin Tendulkar, who played in their 40s.
"I don't think age should be the criteria to play in the world cup. If Nehra is fit, picking up wickets and giving away less runs, then why not?
“Jayasuriya played till 42, Sachin Tendulkar played till the age of 40 then why not Ashish Nehra?,” Sehwag was quoted as saying in an NDTV report.
Sehwag added he feels Nehra still has it in him to represent India at the highest level.
"I was not at all surprised with Nehra's selection in the T20I team against Australia. I am very happy that he is a part of the team and I want him to play more matches in future," Sehwag was further as saying in the report.
--By A Cricket Correspondent