Former Fast Bowler Venkatesh Prasad Applies for India Coach’s Job
Prasad was India’s bowling coach between 2007 and 2009.
After Sandeep Patil and Ravi Shastri, former India fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad too has submitted his application to the BCCI for India’s head coach’s job.
“I have applied this morning,” Prasad confirmed to PTI today.
Currently the chairman of the board’s junior selection committee, Prasad has been a part of India’s support staff in the past. He was the team’s bowling coach between 2007 and 2009, when Dhoni and co. won the inaugural ICC World T20. Reports also suggest that Prasad has said he is open to training just the bowlers once again, if the board so decides.
In his playing career, Prasad represented India in 33 Tests and 161 ODIs taking 96 and 196 wickets respectively. Once a new ball partner of India’s then fastest bowler Javagal Srinath, Prasad was known for his slower deliveries and effective leg-cutters. His finest moment was guiding India to victory against Pakistan with a five-wicket haul (5/27) in a 1999 World Cup encounter in Manchester.
(With inputs from PTI)
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