MSK Prasad whose term as the chief selector of the Indian cricket team ended a couple of days ago after BCCI’s CAC named former India spinner Sunil Joshi as his replacement, reflected back on his 5-year-long tenure with satisfaction. Often in the middle of criticism for being soft, Prasad had no qualms in pointing out the achievements of his selection committee.
The former India chairman of selectors, Prasad, mentioned India’s success in all three formats, their efforts in creating back-ups for every possible position and a few inspiring selections like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya in Test matches. But the former India wicket-keeper batsman had a definite answer when asked about the biggest achievement of his selection committee.
Prasad said the highlight of his tenure was the smooth transition from MS Dhoni era to the Virat Kohli one. “I personally feel that my colleagues and me can take pride in the fact that we have successfully seen the transition period from MSD to Virat very well, Prasad told Midday.