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Wednesday , March 12 , 2014
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Prasad seconds Sunny opinion

New Delhi: Former India pace bowler Vankatesh Prasad sees merit in Sunil Gavaskar’s suggestion that Rahul Dravid should be India coach, but says it is for the Board of Control for Cricket in India to take a call on the subject.

“Mr Gavaskar has his own opinion… everybody has his own opinion for that matter. But Dravid certainly is a hugely intelligent man,” said Prasad, on the sidelines of a promotional on Tuesday.

“I have played with Dravid… in fact I was a member of the coaching staff when Dravid was captain. He is extremely hard working and a great thinker of the game. But, I can’t comment on whether Dravid should be made the coach. That’s for the Board to decide,” Prasad said.

Prasad was confident that India would do well in the forthcoming T20 World Cup. “Our team is good… Suresh Raina and captain (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni are back in the team. I see no reason why they should not win the trophy. At the same time, in T20 cricket you need lots of planning, especially in the middle overs. That has to be correct.”

Prasad made it clear that not much was wrong with the Indian pace attack. “They have the right thought process… they are also bowling at the right areas in the nets. Perhaps at times, they are not being able to translate the skills during the matches. I am sure that would come with practice.”

Prasad said it was wrong to say Zaheer Khan should quit the game. “He has played international cricket for almost 14 years now… still his seam position is amazing. I wish all other Indian bowlers had been like him.”

India opener Shikhar Dhawan was present at the promotional.