5 most controversial decisions taken by MSK Prasad as Indian selector
MSK Prasad had played 6 Tests and 17 ODIs for India in his brief international career.
Updated - Dec 4, 2019 12:06 pm
It will not be an understatement to say that the MSK Prasad-led Indian selection panel was the most controversial one in Indian cricket history. The fans and critics always called out the officials for picking selectors who had little experience of playing on the cricket field.
MSK Prasad had played 6 Tests and 17 ODIs for India in his brief international career. As per the reports, BCCI had controversially appointed him as a chief selector by going against the ordered directions of Supreme Court in September 2016. He selected the Indian team for two ICC events – ICC Champions Trophy 2017 and ICC World Cup 2019.
Now that his tenure has come to an end, let us have a look at the 5 most controversial decisions taken by MSK Prasad as Indian selector.
1. Bringing back Kedar Jadhav for the ODI series against West Indies
Starting with the recent-most entry on this list, the Indian selection panel raised a lot of eyebrows by calling back an out-of-form Kedar Jadhav back to the Indian ODI team for the series against West Indies. Kedar has been a match-winner for the Indian team however, he has struggled a lot this year.
The fans saw how he mistimed the balls in IPL 2019 as well as the succeeding World Cup 2019. Jadhav can be a valuable off-spin bowler in the middle overs but that is not considered to be his primary role. Besides, his age is also on the wrong side of the 30s.
It is unlikely that the Maharashtra-based player would feature in the 2023 World Cup for India hence, the Men in Blue could have tried out a new all-rounder in this position. Prasad’s decision to call back Jadhav surprised a lot of fans.