Ashish Nehra and Gautam Gambhir | Twitter

Gautam Gambhir was seen in a new avatar during India and Australia first T20I on Wednesday. The veteran Indian cricketer took the role of commentator for the first time and he was accompanied by Ashish Nehra, fondly called as ‘Nehra Ji’.

The former Indian pacer Nehra is known for his hilarious antics and witty replies. He is a great entertainer, as his teammates have claimed and we too have seen him being as funny as ever in various talk shows.

Nehra, before he could start commenting on the game, was up for a different role. It had nothing to do with cricket. The 39-year-old styled Gambhir but the southpaw has a negative feedback for him.

Taking a dig at Nehra, Gambhir on a lighter note compared the episode to be more difficult than facing a new ball. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Now this is called padding up in @SPNSportsIndia dressing room. And look whom do I have as a stylist: the pleasing #Nehraji!!! Is this tougher than facing the new ball? Well.”

Talking about the game, Australia defeated India by four runs and took 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.

Chasing 174 runs, India needed 13 runs in the last over. But Marcus Stoinis defended the score as he dismissed India’s most reliable batsman at the crease Dinesh Karthik.

By Sihyeu Prakash Singh