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Would love to be India bowling coach again: Venkatesh Prasad

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Mar 12, 2014 at 07:56pm IST

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New Delhi: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad, who was sacked by the BCCI in 2009 as the country's bowling coach, Tuesday said he would love to return to his former role.

"I would love to be the bowling coach of India again. It will be an honour," Prasad told reporters here, Speaking about bowling in the death overs, Prasad said that bowlers needed to train hard to master the art and be more consistent.

Prasad said that Zaheer Khan's second spell is becoming a "struggle" for the left-arm speedster and also stated that none of the current India bowlers has required variation to bowl with new field restrictions in ODI cricket.

"Zaheer is a great bowler but I think his second spell is slowly becoming a struggle. Also his fielding is also a concern. You have to understand that he is 35 years old. He has made his debut some 14 years back in Nairobi in ICC Champions Trophy.

"The bowlers need to be more consistent in the death overs. They need to train in an environment where you constantly trying variations and yorkers."

"India have a good chance to win the Twenty20 World Cup this year in Bangladesh with the seniors like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh back in the team."

On batting legend Sunil Gavaskar picking Rahul Dravid as the next indian team coach, Prasad said: "Gavaskar words carry weight. He must have said it after a great though. We all know the credentials of Dravid. He has been great player, his planning and execution is perfect. I hope BCCI takes a right call."

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