Recently, the tenure of the Chief Selector of Team India MSK Prasad has come to an end. During his tenure, he also took many difficult decisions for the good of Team India.
But despite this, the 45-year-old Prasad is also sad about some decisions he took for himself, which he took as a selector. MSK Prasad revealed the three big decisions that took him as a selector and he also has a grudge. The first is to not give Malal more opportunity to Karun Nair.
The Karnataka batsman scored a triple century against England in 2016. But after this, he could not get more opportunities to play Test matches and Nair was kept out of the team.
MSK Prasad felt that his panel should give this talented batsman a chance to return to the team. Talking to Fancode, Prasad said that he feels bad for Karun Nair.
Especially since his triple century, he feels worse. Nair was not given many chances after the triple century. He was not given a chance to return.
He said that if someone scores 300 runs, it is very difficult to see in world cricket and we could not give him a chance to come back, which is very heartbreaking. Not only for Karun but for all of us.
There was also a lot of criticism from the chasnas when Ambati Rayudu was ignored for number 4 in the World Cup. Prasad said that he feels bad for Rayudu.
By the end, his inclusion in the World Cup team was being discussed. But he missed the day of selection. He said that there is no doubt that Rayudu feels bad about this. He said that this decision made the entire selection committee, all the members also feel bad.
Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal proved successful during Prasad’s tenure. However, after the 2017 Champions Trophy, he had to drop two of his veteran spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the team.
Prasad said that he is sad that after the Champions Trophy he should have gone ahead with Ashwin and Jadeja, but they brought Kuldeep and Chahal.
He said that this also benefited the team for two years, but when he excluded Ashwin and Jadeja, he was at number one and number 2 at that time.