“See VVS Laxman, when he was dropped from the Indian Check squad in 1999, he compelled himself again by scoring over 1400 runs in home cricket. That is what is anticipated from senior gamers when they’re dropped,” Prasad informed PTI, expressing shock at Raina’s current feedback that selectors ought to have taken “extra duty” so far as senior gamers had been involved.
Raina scored 243 runs, with two fifties, in 5 Ranji video games in 2018-19 season.
A terrific IPL participant, he scored solely 383 runs in 17 video games for CSK in 2019 which dashed his World Cup hopes.
“Sadly, we did not see that type right here in Raina’s case in home cricket whereas different kids emerged on the massive stage with their good performances in home cricket and India A,” Prasad, who had an eventful four-year tenure, stated.
Lately, Raina, throughout a YouTube present ‘Sports activities Tak’, accused the selectors of not clarifying why he was dropped, one thing that Prasad stated wasn’t “true”.
“I believe selectors ought to have taken extra duty in the direction of the senior gamers. Inform me, if I’ve any deficiency then I’ll work laborious. When the trigger will not be recognized, how he’ll enhance,” Raina was quoted as saying.
Prasad, a former India wicketkeeper, appeared damage by the allegation from a veteran participant, which he stated was removed from fact.
“It’s so unhappy to listen to from him that selectors do not watch Ranji video games. Please test the data with BCCI that what number of matches had been watched by senior choice committee members within the final 4 years.”
Prasad stated he had personally spoken to Raina about his exclusion and informed him what was anticipated of him.
“I had personally spoken to Raina calling him to my room and defined him the roadmap for his future comebacks. He had, again then, appreciated my efforts. I’m actually shocked when I’ve heard issues that are precisely opposite to what had occurred.”
In actual fact, he gave a lowdown of what number of of Uttar Pradesh’s Ranji matches he has seen.
“I gave postings to my selectors taking a look at these matches the place the constant gamers, fringe gamers, probables or comeback gamers are taking part in.
“Personally, I watched 4 UP video games in Lucknow and Kanpur within the final 4 years other than the opposite many UP matches my colleagues have seen.
“I take satisfaction in saying that our choice committee has watched greater than 200 Ranji matches within the final 4 years.”
For any senior participant, the template for nationwide comeback needs to be that of Mohinder Amarnath, who made a file of kinds throughout his 20-year-career with the nationwide workforce.
“When a senior participant is dropped from the squad, we anticipate him to return to home cricket and get his type again,” he stated.
“Should you take a look at the nice Mohinder Amarnath, test what number of occasions he was dropped and made a powerful comeback with stellar performances in home cricket.”