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Greg Chappell had rejected Deepak Chahar for his height at RCA, reveals Venkatesh Prasad

After Deepak Chahar’s match-winning 69, former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad has hit out at Greg Chappell, who infamously rejected Chahar due to his height during his stint at the Rajasthan Cricket Academy. Prasad also batted for the inclusion of more Indian coaches and mentors in the setups.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Ashwin and Jadeja with three pacers the best combination for India, opines Venkatesh Prasad 

Former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad has suggested that India should play two spinners alongside three pacers in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. He also expressed that he was surprised to know that an 'experienced' Ishant Sharma is considered number three among pacers.
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newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2020 | Devdutt Padikkal’s shots remind me of Yuvraj Singh, claims Venkatesh Prasad

Devdutt Padikkal has been one of the best young batsmen in IPL this season and former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad has claimed that some of his shots remind him of Yuvraj Singh. He said that the fact he is a left-hander struck him first and then also how good he has been in the field.
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newscricketa year ago

Piyush Chawla, Rohit Sharma and Pujara stood out as youngsters, reveals Venkatesh Prasad

Venkatesh Prasad, who had coached the Indian side at the Under-19 World Cup in 2006, revealed that back then, he identified Piyush Chawla, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara as standout talents. Prasad added that he had even asked the BCCI to fast-track the trio as much as they can.
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newscricketa year ago

Ganguly and Kohli’s captaincy along similar lines, opines Venkatesh Prasad 

Former India cricketer Venkatesh Prasad has admitted that Sourav Ganguly and Virat Kohli’s captaincy has been ‘pretty much on similar lines’ as both transformed their respective teams. Prasad noted that while Ganguly seldom showed his emotions, Kohli is way more aggressive on the field.
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newscricketa year ago

Venkatesh Prasad made the team practice bowl outs during WT20 2007, reveals Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa, who was one of India’s star performers in their triumphant World T20 win in 2007, revealed how then-bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad made the team practice bowl-outs during practice sessions. The practice helped Men in Blue down Pakistan in a bowl out in the group stages of the WT20.
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newscricketa year ago

Venkatesh Prasad’s dismissal of Sohail most satisfying ‘bowled’ dismissal of all time, states Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, in an Instagram chat with Sunil Chhetri, recalled the iconic Venkatesh Prasad-Aamir Sohail battle in the ‘96 World Cup and termed it the most satisfying ‘bowled’ dismissal in the sport’s history. Kohli further went on to mock the footballing skills of teammate Kuldeep Yadav.
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newscricketa year ago

MS Dhoni should bat at three or four, opines Venkatesh Prasad

Venkatesh Prasad has suggested that instead of playing MS Dhoni as a finisher, the management should try the former skipper at top of the middle-order, preferably at three or four. He also reckoned that it would be a tough task for the 38-year-old to make a comeback given his age and fitness.
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newscricketa year ago

Shahid Afridi not Virender Sehwag changed mindsets of opening in Tests, expresses Wasim Akram

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram is of the opinion that not Virender Sehwag but Shahid Afridi changed the mindset of opening when it comes to Test cricket. Sehwag was renowned for his attacking style at the top of the order that gave sleepless nights to many top fast bowlers in his era.
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newscricketa year ago

Reports | Equal zonal representation in the way of Ajit Agarkar and national selector role

The Cricket Advisory Committee has been appointed to form the selection committee and Ajit Agarkar is speculated to be favourite for the role of chairman, but equal zonal representation has reportedly come in his way. Besides Agarkar, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan is the other frontrunner in the race.
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