BCCI’s chairman of the selection panel, MSK Prasad’s tenure is almost nearing its end. His journey, that started from his appointment by a Cricket Advisory Committee nominated by Supreme Court of India, has not been a smooth one. MSK Prasad made a few controversial as well as substantial decisions during his regime. From the controversial selection of Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant in World Cup 2019 to drawing young blood in the form of Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw in the test, Prasad made some strong decisions.
MSK Prasad led panel introduced some young blood in the National set up just prior to the end of their tenure. In the batting department they introduced the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant along with the likes of Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari and latest Prithvi Shaw. He was also vocal about giving youngsters a chance in place of MS Dhoni after 2019 CWC.
In his latest interview, MSK Prasad, who himself is a big fan of MSD, told that at present selection panel is focusing on the youngsters and making sure that they get ample opportunities before the upcoming T20 World Cups. He also added that we are looking to form a strong core for the upcoming ICC events. He also opened up about his views over MS Dhoni’s future and his absence from the game for more than six months now.
On MS Dhoni’s future, Prasad said, “As far as we are concerned, we are backing youngsters and giving them as many opportunities to settle well and play long. Mahi will take a decision for himself. As a panel member, if I keep professional duty aside, I am as big a fan of Dhoni as anyone else,” in an interview with Sportstar.
MSK Prasad went to glorify the illustrious career of MSD and his contribution to the game in his more than decade long career.
“He has achieved everything under the sun winning two World Cups, the Champions Trophy, the No. 1 Status in Tests. Nobody can question that. About his career, he will take a call. As selectors, our duty is to move on and identify the next generation of players and keep giving them chances,” added Prasad.