Former Indian wicketkeeper MSK Prasad’s term as the chairman of selectors finally came to an end with Madan Lal-led Cricket Advisory Committee naming Sunil Joshi as his rightful successor. The new selection committee-led by Sunil Joshi will soon be announcing the Indian squad for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa.
Prasad’s tenure saw Team India make a successful transition from Dhoni’s era to Kohli’s era. It was during the former selector’s tenure that MS Dhoni relinquished his white-ball leadership duties to Virat Kohli in 2017 and Prasad feels that he and his colleagues can take pride from the fact that they paved way for such a fruitful transition.
Apart from that, Prasad singled out Team India reaching the No.1 spot across formats as the selection committee’s biggest achievement.
“I personally feel that my colleagues and I can take pride in the fact that we have successfully seen the transition period from MSD to Virat very well. Once Mahi completed his [captaincy] stint, we had to look at somebody who could step into those shoes. We wanted to see that happening smoothly. Once Virat took over, we reached the No. 1 ranking across all three formats. That’s the biggest satisfaction I got,” MSK Prasad said as quoted by India Today.
MS Dhoni is clear about his future: MSK Prasad
The Prasad-led committee was criticized for the way they handled the MS Dhoni situation post the World Cup but the former selector said that Dhoni is clear about his future and he had communicated the same to the team management.
“MS is clear about his future which he expressed to me and the team management. I cannot disclose details as it is confidential. It’s best that whatever discussed and shared between us [selection committee and the team management] remains there. It’s an unwritten code,” Prasad added.
The former selector also said that he and his team took pride in the selection of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya for the Test team.
“There are plenty of great selections that we can talk of like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya coming into the Test team. From nowhere, we brought in Rishabh Pant. He was nowhere in contention. We groomed him through India ‘A’ tours prasad-led-led committee had to take a lot of difficult decisions during his five-year tenure but dropping the spin-duo of Ashwin and Jadeja in the aftermath of the 2017 Champions Trophy was the toughest, revealed Prasad.
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