M. S. K. Prasad
|Full name||Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad|
|Born||24 April 1975 (age 46)|
Medikonduru, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 4 February 2006
Mannava Sri Kanth Prasad pronunciation (help·info) (born 24 April 1975) is a retired Indian cricketer. He was most recently the chief selector of the Indian National Cricket Team and lead the selection of the Indian team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He played six Test matches and 17 One Day Internationals in his professional career. He was widely criticized for lacking credible stats as a cricketer and also as a selector.Now he is TV presenter in Star sports Telugu channel.
Early life and career
Prasad was born on 24 April 1975 at Medikonduru in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh to a middle class family. He started his cricket career with the Andhra Pradesh Ranji team. He made his international debut with the India-A Team during the bilateral cricket series with Pakistan-A in 1997-98. He got a lucky break in the 1999 Cricket World Cup when the regular wicketkeeper Nayan Mongia got injured. In 1999-2000 he played six test matches - three each against Australia and New Zealand. However, after this his form dipped and he averaged only 8 runs with the bat.His continued batting failures led to the end of his career. In the 6 Test matches he played, scored just 106 runs at a very dismal average of 11.78. In the 17 ODIs, he scored a handful 131 runs at an average below 15 with only one half-century in the process.That ended his brief international career
On 21 September 2016 MSK Prasad was appointed as Chief National Selector of the Indian men's cricket team by BCCI in controversial circumstances in defiance of the then Supreme Court directions. His tenure as Chief Selector ended on 4 March 2020, mostly filled with controversial and lacklustre decisions.His lack of leadership in leading selection roadmap & grooming misfits at the cost of leaving out credible players led to India losing streak of matches during his tenure.
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