Neville, who played 400 games for United in a 19-year career, was also a talented cricketer and once played with former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden in a local game in 1992.
"It was nerve-racking for the first part but Nasser got me through it, thankfully," he told Sky Sports News.
"I love the cricket - it was fantastic - and coming from the football side of things it was great to see how Sky Cricket works. The professionalism and how you see things quickly was fantastic; it got me back into it again.
"I think the technology you're now using in cricket and we use in football is fantastic; we use it for a reason to give the viewer, the fan, a better experience."
Neville's younger brother, Phil, was a talented cricketer as well, and captained England at the Under-14 and Under-15 levels before concentrating on football.