As chief selector, I took decisions against legend players: Prasad

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The former chief selector of Team India says that during his tenure, he took decisions against the legend players keeping in mind the future of Indian cricket. Prasad was asked whether he had to deal with the retirement of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during his tenure. Prasad’s tenure ended in March. “As a selector, you have to take some tough decisions keeping in view the future of Indian cricket, including going against legend players,” Prasad said. “Identifying the right successor is the main job of the selector. As a selector, you have to be impartial and control your emotions while taking tough decisions. There can be no other like Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar as they are different players and their contribution has no value. Prasad said, ‘You have to do what you are called to do. Even after seven big players of the team were not playing, the young players of India A were included in their place on the Australia tour and if the team wins, then it is a big achievement of our hard work. He said that he is very happy that the Indian team has made it to the final of the World Test Championship. Prasad said, ‘There is no doubt about how much happiness and satisfaction you have got from this. We gave our best as a selection. We made our small contribution in that the Indian team was able to make it to the World Test Championship. This team deserved it because Team India has been the number one Test team for the last four years. I can’t wait to watch the final match now.

[Attribution to NBT]

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