MSK Prasad Reveals His Regrets As Team India’s Chief Selector

Published - 07 Mar 2020, 01:14 PM

MSK Prasad, Team India, BCCI, Chief Selector
MSK Prasad. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Former Indian chief selector MSK Prasad, whose tenure came to an end a couple of days ago, has opened up on his biggest regret as part of his duty. Former Indian spin-bowler Sunil Joshi took his position that would also pick the squads for the upcoming ODI series against South Africa.

Prasad revealed that winning Test series in South Africa and England would have given him the maximum satisfaction as India failed to seize the crucial moments in those.

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Virat Kohli’s men had come very close on winning those two series on their home soils. They lost in South Africa in 2018 by 2-1 and England by a scoreline of 4-1. And while India managed to win their maiden Test series in Australia under his tutelage, he believes a series triumph in the remaining two would have been an icing on the cake.

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MSK Prasad. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Prasad claimed that his countrymen failed to cash in on the critical moments in Cape Town, Edgbaston, and Southampton which cost them the series.

Similarly, the former Indian cricketer also lamented the one bad session against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semi-final in Manchester jeopardized their chances of a World Cup win.

“My regret is that we were so close to winning the Test series in South Africa and England. We could have definitely won those two series. We didn’t clinch those crucial moments in Cape Town, Edgbaston and Southampton. Had we won those Test series, it would have given me much more satisfaction. de. “The same with the 2019 World Cup where we dominated till the semi-final but that one day, one session [v New Zealand in the semis] cost us, dear,” Prasad said as quoted by Hindustan Times.

Prasad names the bright spot under his auspices:

Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Credits: Twitter

Amid his regrets, Prasad was also proud of the smooth transition of the team took place from MS Dhoni to Virat Kohli as the captain.

Kohli ascended to the captaincy position in 2016 for all three formats after Dhoni relinquished the same. And while India have missed Dhoni’s calmness under pressure on a few occasions, Kohli has done equally well as a leader, specifically taking the Indian team to the top in Tests.

“I personally feel that my colleagues and me can take pride in the fact that we have successfully seen the transition period from MSD to Virat very well,” he added further.

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