The life as Indian Cricket chief selector isn’t an easy one. One has to fend off a lot many questions while keep on providing the solution of problems. MSK Prasad’s journey as an Indian Cricket team selector was not an easy one either.
MSK Prasad led selection panel had to made some tuff calls like moving on from stalwarts like MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh along with facing severe criticism for some of their calls. There were also demands of changing the limited over captain just after the loss in semi-final of World Cup 2019. A number of people wanted to see Rohit taking the charge of Indian team in limited overs set-up.
Now, after vacating his position as Indian Chief Selector, MSK Prasad has opened up on the prospect of split captaincy in India when a number of top Cricket teams– like England and Australia – following the formula of split captaincy with rich rewards.
With the amount of Cricket that is being played nowadays, there is always a lot of burden on just one player. The captain has to manage himself and at the same time the team also. However, Prasad didn’t look like a great fan of split captaincy. “Virat has led the team extremely well for the past few years, with a very high percentage of success across all formats. Having said that, Rohit also holds a good record in the limited opportunities he had in leading the team,” Prasad was quoted as saying per the Indian Express.
Prasad also answered the question whether Virat’s recent slump in the form is due to over-burdening of load or not. The former selector said, “I don’t think it is appropriate to talk about Virat’s form and attribute it to his captaincy, as he was outstanding across formats for the last three years. You cannot pinpoint his failure in only one series, which he had in the last few years. After all, he is human and this kind of average series will happen in one’s career.”