Former Indian spinner Erapalli Prasanna has some string words for Virat Kohli. Prasanna has lambasted Kohli for his attitude and the role he played in ousting Anil Kumble as the head coach of team India.
“Why do they require a coach, if the captain is the boss? I don’t think they even need the services of batting or fielding coaches (Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar).”
“Kohli is undoubtedly a very good player but I do not know whether he is a good captain or not,” he further said.
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“If a legendary cricketer like Anil Kumble is not respected, I do not think neither of them – Bangar and Sridhar – will have the guts to speak to Kohli in a confident way. None of them is as experienced like Kumble,” the former great spinner continued, “Just hire somebody for the physical training and that will be enough. If such is the attitude of a captain I don’t think you require a coach.”
He also had some string words for the Yuvraj and Dhoni. The legendary duo are clearly in their last phase and Prasanna feels that it is time India looked beyond the pair of them and start preparing for the World Cup in two years time.
“I don’t think they will be able to continue till the next World Cup in 2019, they will be 38 then. We need fresh and young legs and players who are extremely agile,” he said.
“Okay, Dhoni will be the wicketkeeper but Yuvraj is going to be a liability as a fielder. In fact, the selectors should have tried out more youngsters for this West Indies tour, as they are one of the weakest teams at the moment,” the Indian great concluded.