New Delhi : A miffed chairman of selectors MSK Prasad on Thursday expressed his surprise after discarded senior India opener Murali Vijay spoke about “lack of communication” from the national selection committee. The three-member selection committee, led by Prasad, has been under the scanner after Karun Nair revealed that neither the team management (chief coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli)
The selectors communicated with him about being dropped after six straight Test matches. With veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh also criticising the “parameters of selection”, the under-fire Prasad has been on a clarification spree of late. “All these are baseless reports,” Prasad said. “With regard to the noncommunication with Murali Vijay after dropping him, I am equally surprised why he has said this while my colleague and selector on call Devang Gandhi had clearly informed him about the reasons why he was dropped,” Prasad said. In England, Vijay scored 20 and 6 in the opening Test in Birmingham, a pair at the Lord’s. Prasad also made it clear that Shikhar Dhawan was dropped as he failed to replicate his white ball form in the red ball format.