Former Indian fast bowler, Venkatesh Prasad is the latest candidate to apply for the India head coach job. The 47-year-old is currently working as a bowling coach for IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore and previously acted in the same role for the Indian cricket team between 2007 to 2009.
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According to TOI reports, the 47-year-old refused to comment on the development. Prasad, who is an Arjuna Awardee, has represented India in 33 Tests and 161 ODIs. Currently, the Karnataka-born player is the bowling coach of the Royal Challengers Bangalore which gives him the unique advantage of having managed Indian skipper Kohli. The 47-year-old is also about to finish his three-year term as the junior India Chief selector in September this year.
Along with Prasad, 55-year-old Shastri, who was convinced by Sachin Tendulkar to join the running, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag, Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody, two-time Pakistan’s coach Richard Pybus, Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput, and Ganesh
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