M S K Prasad hit out at Murali Vijay
A miffed Chairman of the Selectors M S K Prasad, on Thursday, expressed his surprise after discarded senior India opener Murali Vijay spoke about lack of communication from the national selection committee
New Delhi: A miffed Chairman of the Selectors M S K Prasad, on Thursday, expressed his surprise after discarded senior India opener Murali Vijay spoke about 'lack of communication' from the national selection committee.
The three-member selection committee, led by Prasad, has been under the scanner after Karun Nair revealed that neither the team management (Head Coach Ravi Shastri and Captain Virat Kohli) nor the selectors told him of his fate.
Nair was dropped after six straight Test matches.
With veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh also criticising the 'parameters of selection', the under-fire Prasad has been on a clarification spree of late.
"All these are baseless reports," Prasad told PTI.
"With regard to the non-communication with Murali Vijay, after dropping him, I am equally surprised why he has said this. My colleague and selector on call, Devang Gandhi, had clearly informed him about the reasons why he was dropped," Prasad said.
In England, Vijay scored 20 and 6 in the opening Test in Birmingham, and a pair at the Lord's.
Prasad, on his part, made it clear that Shikhar Dhawan was dropped as he failed to replicate his white ball form in red ball cricket.
"Shikhar is a prolific run-getter in white ball cricket, which unfortunately he couldn't replicate in red ball cricket.