New Delhi. Immediately after Indian selectors announced World Cup probables list, millions of hardcore Nehra fans and supporters took to social media and streets expressing their disappointment over Nehra’s omission from the list.
They felt cheated and shocked as to how selectors could possibly snub a rare talent like Nehra.
“Now that he is part of CSK, we were all the more confident of him making it to the probables list, but this is just ridiculous. I mean how can you treat a world cup winning star like that?” screamed a Nehra supporter from Alibag, who is also a Uday Chopra fan.
“He would make watching cricket so interesting,” said another fan, “His 10 overs would ensure, Indian had to invariably score more than 350 odd. So no match would be a low scoring dull affair.”
“Also nothing would be certain till the time his overs were left,” pointed another fan, “He had the ability to convert opposition needing even 45 in last one over also into a nail biting finish.”
Although selectors did seem to have compensated for his absence by selecting Ashok Dinda, but still fans claim he is no match for Nehra and argue that just like there is no replacement for Sachin, even Nehra is irreplaceable.
And its not just men but even women too seemed to be upset with selectors.
“His infectious smile to die for, would make girls like me go weak in our knees,” said a girl who is also fan of Rahul Gandhi’s dimples.
“There is just nobody in the squad who could live up to the standards Nehra’s teeth have set,” she rued, “I hope to compensate for his absence Pakistan selects Kamran Akmal, otherwise we wont watch this world cup at all.”
What seemed to have hurt fans more is that Media seems to have completely overlooked Nehra’s omission unlike Yuvraj, Bhajji, Sehwag, Gambhir and Zaheer.
Many fans congregated outside Noida film city, home to media houses, holding placards and charts having print out of 2011 world cup scorecards, to prove that Nehra was indeed part of the winning squad and that he was unfairly dropped.
Meanwhile in unrelated news Amit Mishra, 30+ old leggie, who has made it to the squad for the umpteenth time has decided to celebrate his selection by going on a family holiday, clashing with World Cup schedule.
“I am confident of not making it to final squad and playing 11,” he told Faking News.