It's Really Heartbreaking, For Not Giving Him Second Chance: MSK Prasad On Karun Nair

It’s Really Heartbreaking, For Not Giving Him Second Chance: MSK Prasad On Karun Nair

MSK Prasad, Daryl Harper, Sachin Tendulkar
MSK Prasad. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Former chief selector of the Indian national cricket team, MSK Prasad maintained that it was heartbreaking not to give Karun Nair and Ambati Rayudu a second opportunity to make a comeback in the team.

Karun Nair, who made the Test debut in 2016, went on to score a triple century in his third Test. He played magnificent innings against England in Chennai, scoring 303 runs. His contribution led India to win the match by an innings and 75 runs. Seeing his performance, he was given a chance against Australia at home in 2017, but he didn’t perform well. Since then, he has been out of the team. It seemed that his triple century can not give him a second chance.

MSK Prasad, Karun Nair
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Prasad, who was recently succeeded by former cricketer Sunil Joshi for chief selector Indian selection committee, has said that it is rare to see a player don’t get a chance after

“Especially after getting the triple hundred. we couldn’t give him a comeback opportunity. We did give him in England series but he didn’t get a match to play. It happens very rarely that someone hits a triple hundred in international cricket and we couldn’t give him a comeback opportunity, it’s really heartbreaking, not only for him but all of us,” MSK Prasad told Fan code.

MSK Prasad on Ambati Rayudu:

Ambati Rayudu, MSK Prasad
Ambati Rayudu. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Former Indian cricketer also feels sad for Ambati Rayudu, who was picked up as a substitute for the World Cup 2019 but was not called in the team when Vijay Shankar got injured.

“Second thing is, I also feel bad for Ambati Rayudu, he was in thick and thin of things till the last second of the World Cup and on that day of the selections, he was missed out, there’s no doubt that it’s not only he who felt bad for it, I am sure all of the selection committee, all of the members also feel bad for that,” MSK Prasad added.