Ruthless Prasad

After winning their first four games rather convincingly (without any sweat), the Indian teenagers are now the clear favourites to win the World Cup. They play England now in the first Semi-Final on Wednesday. But their Coach Venkatesh Prasad doesn't seem to be too content with their performance so far. Here are some of his qoutes on being ruthless.
"We are talking about being a lot more ruthless. Against the West Indies we got the first five or six wickets and then relaxed so there were runs for their tail.

"What we are saying is why give the opposition a chance. We do not want even the thought of the coming back into the match to cross the opposition's minds.

"When we are on song we must finish sides off, it is as simple as that,"

Good for him. Wonder how he would have performed if he had been atleast half this ruthless during his playing days..

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Blogger BTB 5:02 PM

I think Prasad had plenty of ruthlessness (see what he did to Sohail in WC) but was probably lacking in talent and speed. He probably over achieved in his short career.    



Blogger Rishi Gajria 10:27 PM

Dont agree with your reading of Prasad's statement. I think he is speaking of the team as a whole.
As far as he was concerned as a player. He had a wonderful record as a medium pacer.    



Blogger vishnupavan 9:28 AM

Ok.. I agree Prasad was aggressive at times in his playing days - but ruthless, not really sure (for some reason he seemed gentle - probably coz of those slower balls of his - I never saw him as someone being ruthless). That incident with Sohail was provoked by the Pakistani batsman - it really was and still is one the most memorable things for an Indian fan, isn't it? For me the best of Prasad was his 6-33 in the Chennai Test against Pakistan (bowled some real jaffas in that innings)..

Rishi, He is speaking of the team as a whole.. no doubts there.. and thatz the best part - the sooner these lads learn to be ruthless, the better..    



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