Ashish Nehra has responded to Chief selector MSK Prasad saying,"I never had any discussion with the selection committee about my plans. I don't know how this has come up. Maybe you should ask the chairman about this. When I started playing cricket, I didn't take any selector's permission. When I am leaving, I am not leaving with their permission,". He also said that "I can only tell you about my interaction with the team management. When I reached Ranchi, I told Virat about my plan, and his first reaction was, 'Are you sure? You can still play IPL. You can play as coach-cum-player.' I said no. I am retiring,"