MSK Prasad reveals India’s best wicket-keeper
India’s chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad recently hit the headlines for talking about Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his best service to Indian cricket. According to him, MS Dhoni is the best wicket-keeper batsman and the best finisher for India.
MSK is well aware of the fact that MSD has single-handedly steered the Indian team to victory from the jaws of the defeat on many occasions. He went on to add saying that he is a valuable asset to the team who can assist team captain Virat Kohli in the crunch situations of the game.
Prasad told PTI, “I can clearly say this that till today MS [Dhoni] is the best gloveman and finisher in India in the shorter formats. The others are still work in progress. MS was a big strength to this team in the World Cup both as a batsman and keeper, apart from sharing his vast experience with the team and captain while taking on-field decisions.”
MS Dhoni has a taken a two-month leave from the bat-ball game only to serve his Paramilitary regiment of the Indian Army. He misses India’s entire tour of the West Indies and the USA. In this tour, India will play a three-match T20I series and ODI series and two-match Test series against West Indies. This series will start from 3rd August to 3rd September 2019.
After talking about MS Dhoni, MSK Prasad switched his topic to young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. “I have very clearly told post the selection of the Indian team against West Indies, that we have a plan post World Cup to give as many opportunities as possible to Rishabh and groom him so that he can grow in confidence and perform as per the requirements of the team.”
Post the 2019 CWC, the Indian selectors and team management have plans in mind to groom the young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in the best possible way. Pant earned a call-up for Windies tour and the selectors hope the young wicket-keeper-batsman makes use of the opportunities in all the three formats of the tour to better effect.
However, for the Test series, the selectors have added the senior wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha as a cover for young Pant.