MSK Prasad severely trolled for conducting ‘Pitch Puja’ in Visakhapatnam
G.J.J. Raju, a former Andhra Player, went on to slam Prasad.
Published - Oct 28, 2018 12:52 pm | Updated - Oct 28, 2018 12:52 pm
After three matches, the five-match ODI series between India and Windies is level at 1-1. After the home team comprehensively won the opening match in Guwahati, Jason Holder and Co made a strong comeback and managed to tie the next encounter in Visakhapatnam. Furthermore, they went on to register their first victory of the tour in Pune by 43 runs.
Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to rack up three consecutive ODI centuries, but his knock went in vain as he didn’t get much support from the other batsmen. The fourth contest is scheduled to be played tomorrow at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai with Thiruvananthapuram being the venue for the fifth and final encounter on Thursday, November 1.
Luck didn’t favor India in Visakhapatnam
In the meantime, a pretty bizarre incident has come to the fore that took place prior to the second match. As per a report in The Times of India, Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad conducted rituals on the pitch. Later a match referee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) mentioned that as long as the pitch doesn’t get harmed, there shouldn’t be an issue.
The official also went on to say that the curators do puja at the grounds before the start of a season. Later, G.J.J. Raju, a former Andhra Player, went on to slam Prasad for his antics and even termed him as an ‘illiterate’. Meanwhile, despite the rituals, India’s luck didn’t favour as Windies batsman Shai Hope hit Umesh Yadav for a boundary and denied India a victory.
The visiting team needed 14 runs off the last over and Hope saved the Caribbean team from their second defeat in the series. In the meantime, the supporters also found Prasad’s actions as hilarious and trolled him severely on the social media platform Twitter.
Here is how fans reacted
Plz someone say this is fake news 🙄 https://t.co/LBilncZF8l
— sarthak (@SSarthak1609) October 27, 2018
Stupid idiots. Rely on talent to beat opposition, not this hocus-pocus. An insult to the hardworking players like kohli & dhoni. And some ppl justifying this in the name of our ‘culture’ – no this is plain stupid superstition, not a thing of ‘tradition’ https://t.co/6zAhHihpls
— Ashutosh Kumar (@ashukumar27) October 27, 2018
England me karo sir pitch pooja😂 https://t.co/TpMiF1ObHT
— 👀 (@shirishy_) October 24, 2018
— RAMA (@Jehbaat) October 24, 2018
This man is crazy https://t.co/YQPzY4rEWp
— Adi (@Sur_casm) October 25, 2018
MSK Prasad performed pitch puja to ensure India wins against West Indies.
Next he'll perform Frog Marriage in Australia during a troubled test match so that it rains and match gets drawn
— Abhishek 🇮🇳 #408 (@ImAbhishek7_) October 27, 2018
#CricketMeriJaan who is joining me in sponsoring 11 Vedic pundits for maha Mrityunjaya homa at all overseas pitches. If anybody, only God can save us from Annihilation overseas 🤣 https://t.co/VgFvJCJXCt
— Gopal Parmeswar (@gkparam) October 27, 2018
Never seen such cowshit before. https://t.co/LaUaqJJJ9x
— Garv Se Secular (@GarvSeSecular) October 27, 2018
arre ye kya tha https://t.co/SrcC3Mlz2D
— ADITYA😈 (@StarkAditya) October 27, 2018
Is this true? 🤣 https://t.co/ukdFdfFJTD
— Satish Acharya (@satishacharya) October 27, 2018