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.
During his tenure, Prasad led selection panel saw MS Dhoni, one of the most successful captains of India, handing over the reins to Virat Kohli in January 2017. Virat Kohli also, after proving his mettle in Test Cricket, eased into the captaincy just like fish takes to water. In between, another potential captaincy candidate Rohit Sharma also showcased his potential as captain by winning the tournaments like Asia Cup 2018.
The fabulous captaincy trio together represented India in the World Cup 2019, an unsuccessful endeavour of Indian team. However, apart from winning ICC tournament, this team has achieved everything a team aspires of –whether it’s No.1 ranking in Test Cricket or in ODIs along with countless bilateral series wins.
Now, after vacating his position as Indian Chief Selector, Prasad has opened up on the captaincy style of the trio and what makes them as successful as they are. “If you look at fundamental styles, leadership has got so many different styles, these three are three different guys and I am sure all three are equally good,” MSK Prasad said in an interview to Fancode.
While MS Dhoni is well known for his Ice-cool approach, in MSK’s opinion – the very clear mind of Virat and Rohit Sharma’s unique ability to read the players & game make them as successful as they are.
“They are three guys who have three different styles. Mahi is absolutely cool, you never know what is there in his mind until it is executed, he’s very very cool and very very accommodative whereas Virat is pretty clear. He’s at you all the time, he’s very clear in his mind what he wants.
“If you are talking about Rohit, he’s more of an accommodative sort of a guy. He definitely has that empathy towards other players and he thinks from their hats,” the 45-year-old added.