(Pooja Pal; Intern Journalist): New Delhi: The decisions made during the tenure of MSK Prasad, former chief selector of the Indian cricket team, were in controversy. Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, and Suresh Raina have already questioned his decision. Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir posed several questions to the former chief selector and there was a heated discussion between the two.
On the Star Sports show Cricket Connected, Gambhir said, “Now the time has come that the captain needs to be the selector as well. The captain and coach should be the selectors. The playing XI has nothing to say to the selectors. The playing XI captain. “But the captain and coach should also get voting rights in the selection so that they cannot shift the responsibility to the team selection in any way,” MSK said on this that the captain was always approached at the time of team selection, but according to the rules of Indian cricket, he cannot vote. “The captain was always heard in the team selection. There is no other way because according to our rules he does not have the right to vote.”
Gambhir lashed out at MS for not picking the right batsman for 4th no. as Team India had to bear the brunt of it in the England World Cup. “Like it happened with Vijay Shankar or anyone else who was selected for the World Cup. Some of the decisions were very shocking. Probably Ambati Rayudu got his number after not being selected in the World Cup. There was no batsman for 4. One place for which he had to pay attention and he could not do it. See what happened with Ambati Rayudu you picked him for two years. ” “For two years, Balaji was held at number 4 and just before the World Cup, you needed a 3D. Do you expect a statement from a selector that we need a 3D cricketer.”
Prasad responded by saying, “Let me make it clear, all the batsmen in the top order were Shikhar, Rohit, Virat. No one could bowl and someone like Vijay Shankar who could bat in the top side. “He could also help in bowling in English condition.”