Chief- Selector MSK Prasad reacted to the recent ‘lame duck’ jibe by the former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar.
Indian cricket team’s selection committee is under the scanner, nowadays. Chief-selector MSK Prasad hits back at Sunil Gavaskar for ‘lame duck’ comment.
Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar recently called Indian selection committee ‘lame duck’.
“It is very unfortunate. We have the utmost respect for the legendary cricketers,” he said. “Every opinion expressed by them is taken in right earnest. They have their viewpoints which are well-received. In fact, more than getting hurt by this kind of comments, it only makes this selection committee stronger, committed and united.
“Our Test team won 11 out of 13 Test series and we are now ranked No. 1 in ICC for last 3 years,” he said.
Sunil Gavaskar also put questions on Virat Kohli’s captaincy. According to Gavaskar, how Virat Kohli became the captain of the Indian cricket team automatically without any review meeting after the World Cup 2019.
MSK Prasad-led five-member panel has a combined experience of 13 Test matches. MSK Prasad gave the example of many inexperienced selectors of other countries.
Chief-selector MSK Prasad gave the example of former Indian selector Raj Singh Dungarpur when he picked legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar in 1989 for the Pakistan tour.
MSK Prasad also said, If we lacked vision, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah wouldn’t have played Test cricket.