‘You can’t move on’ – MS Dhoni fans slam MSK Prasad for his comments on veteran wicketkeeper
While some questioned his credibility, others asked the board to sack him quickly as the chief selector of the national team.
Updated - Oct 26, 2019 11:48 am
Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad has perhaps become the public enemy number one after his comments on MS Dhoni. For quite some time now, there was no update on Dhoni regarding his future. The former India skipper has not played a competitive game since the semifinal loss to New Zealand in the World Cup in July. Speculations were rife that he would bring down curtains on his career at the end of the World Cup.
But Dhoni decided against it and instead took a break from the game which has not ended yet. He missed the tour of West Indies as well as the home T20I series against South Africa. Earlier this week, the selectors snubbed him for the forthcoming T20I series against Bangladesh at home. After announcing the squads, MSK Prasad had delivered a big update on the wicketkeeper-batsman.
Prasad, who has not shied away from backing Dhoni in the last year or so, revealed the selectors’ plans. Prasad said that the selectors have now decided to move on from Dhoni and give opportunities to youngsters.
“We are moving on,” said Prasad as he made it clear that Dhoni is no more an automatic choice in the team. He further said that it all depends on Dhoni now as far as taking the next step is concerned. He also said that the selectors had talked to Dhoni and the veteran cricketer is also supporting the plan to try out youngsters.
“Going into domestic cricket, getting his touch back or thoughts about retirement, everything is purely his personal [decision],” Prasad said. “We’ve already laid the roadmap for the future, I’m sure you can see in the way we are selecting the teams. We definitely had a chat with Dhoni and he also endorses our view of backing youngsters.”
MSK Prasad faces heat
MSK Prasad might have said that Dhoni is endorsing the selectors’ views but it did not stop the player’s fans from roasting him. Furious with his comments, the Dhoni fans took to Twitter to slam Prasad. While some questioned his credibility, others asked the board to sack him quickly as the chief selector of the national team.
Here are some of the reactions
"MSK Prasad is the Shikhandi who killed the aging Bhishm Pitamah of Indian Cricket Shri Mahendra Singh Dhoni"
~News Channels tonight
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) October 24, 2019
Wait Msk prasad #IPL2020 will tell you…And mind it keep your self open for the change……..
— Devendra kushwaha (@Devendr18081808) October 24, 2019
A person who has an average of 11 in Test and 14 in ODI is the chief selector..poor India😆😆😆😆😆
— Shrawan Kumar (@Shrawan86998792) October 24, 2019
Sir i need to ask you a question..Who the hell is #MSKPRASAD…he doesn't have any experience in international cricket and he is saying that we are moving on from Dhoni…First of all he destroy ambati rayudu career and now he is insulting the great MS Dhoni….
— Mohit patni (@Mohitpatni6) October 24, 2019
I think BCCI should move on from you @MSKPrasad_ whom you are , what did you achieved, whether you are truly qualified for this position??? Team lost World Cup because of your poor team selection..Empty vessels make more noise 🤫🤫
— Venkat VG (@venkat_vg) October 24, 2019
Sack aging MSK Prasad.
— StraightTalkIndia (@sttalkindia) October 24, 2019
They can move on as MSK will not be around to select 🙂 .. the comeback will always be stronger than the setback ! #Dhoni #7 will be back on the blue jersey 🙂 @ICC @msdhoni @BCCI https://t.co/Qlv9uQTTT1
— Andy Charles (@andymcharles) October 26, 2019
— Neellohit (@neellohit229) October 25, 2019
The city that would disown MSK Prasad after his statement on MS Dhoni pic.twitter.com/67LO6woFqg
— Textrovert (@liveanuragdubey) October 25, 2019
U @MSK_Prasad_ can look For 1000's of youngesters but no one replace him. The value of the person will be realised only in their absence.see soon the indian team will be strucked some where and that time u will know his value @MS_Dhoni https://t.co/HTVCCpuxVW
— subash ramamoorthy (@subashramamoor1) October 25, 2019
If life gives you a MS, Give it a big D. Not a K.
(MSD as opposed to MSK prasad, for all those that didn't get it.)
You can't move on from dhoni. Not even in your dreams. #movingonfromdhoni
— Aristwatle (@AzadAatishbaazi) October 24, 2019