Venkatesh Prasad

  • Venkatesh Prasad bats for more Indian coaches in IPL April 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Saying that Indians are second to none, former pacer Venkatesh Prasad on Monday advocated having more Indian coaches in the Indian Premier League set-up. Out of eight IPL teams, only Kings XI Punjab have an Indian head coach in Sanjay Bangar. "It is an Indian Premier League. It is good to...
  • Would love to be India bowling coach again: Venkatesh Prasad March 12, 2014

    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,...
  • Venkatesh Prasad's role vital in 'Sachin Tendulkar Kadu': Director February 22, 2014

    Chennai: Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad, who is making his cinematic debut in upcoming KannadaTelugu bilingual 'Sachin...Tendulkar Kadu', will be essaying an important role of a coach, says its director S. Mohan. "Prasad's role is very important in the film. We haven't roped him in to capitalize on his popularity, but...
  • Venkatesh Prasad bats for seamer RP Singh December 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad Friday said leftarm seamer RP Singh was back in his elements and should be considered for the tour to New Zealand. Urging the national selectors to set their eyes on RP, Prasad said: "He is taking wickets, but the only thing missing is a fivewicket...
  • Venkatesh Prasad among Sri Lanka team head coach aspirants October 8, 2013

    Colombo: Former India medium pacer Venkatesh Prasad is among the eight shortlisted aspirants who could take over as head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, a top SLC official said Tuesday. ExSri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu, former opening batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana and another national player Ruwan Kalpage are among the...
  • We depend on Chris Gayle to an extent: Venkatesh Prasad April 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad Monday said his side depended on Chris Gayle to an extent but still have the firepower to win matches even without the explosive West Indian batsman. "The team depended on Gayle to a certain extent, but we still have fantastic fire power...
  • India-Pakistan memorable ODI moments from the past December 24, 2012

    India and Pakistan have provided extraordinary cricket rivalry over the years. One can’t be sure of a result until the last ball is bowled when these two sides are involved. With the ODI series beginning this Xmas, let’s take a look at some intriguing moments from the past. Sachin Tendulkar’s match-winning...
  • Prasad surprised at Raina's Test omission November 5, 2012

    Ghaziabad: Former India fast bowler and bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad has expressed surprise over the non-selection of Suresh Raina in India’s 15-man squad for the first two Tests against England. "I am not fully satisfied with it [team selection] and Raina should have definitely been in the side. Every player deserves...
  • India vs Pakistan: A series of controversies July 19, 2012

    Even as fans on both sides of the border hope to see their national team renew their traditional rivalry, let’s take a look at some of the more controversial moments during Indo-Pak One-Day Internationals: Visakhapatnam 2005 Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf, formerly Yousuf Youhana, had a run-in during...
  • IPL 5: RCB coach Prasad plans MI's downfall May 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad is hoping to achieve a first by beating Mumbai Indians when they clash in an Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Monday. RCB have never beaten Mumbai at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in any of the IPL editions so far. "I...
  • DCP seeks action against ex-cricketer Prasad May 7, 2012

    Bangalore: A top police official has sought action against former cricketer Venkatesh Prasad and his wife for allegedly committing a "security breach" at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here after the IPL match between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Division) Ravikante Gowda told that Prasad's wife, Jayanti,...
  • Forbes India: Venkatesh Prasad on BCCI's axe November 7, 2009

    One casualty after the Indian team’s early exit from the T20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy was bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad. He tells Abhishek Raghunath why his removal is not justified and why bowlers fade away soon. Abhishek Raghunath: What do you have to say on the way the...
  • Dravid's mother engraves Karnataka cricketers in mural October 6, 2008

    Bangalore: A massive mural of 45x20 feet created by Pushpa Dravid, mother of former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, with portraits of six famous cricketers of Karnataka was unveiled on Monday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Engraved in terra cotta and fibre, the tall, orange coloured mural has action postures of Karnataka's six...
  • Bangalore Royal Challengers CEO Charu Sharma sacked May 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The poor run of the Bangalore Royal Challengers has started to take its toll. Sources have told CNN-IBN that five losses in seven games has meant that owner Vijay Mallaya is now taking some tough decisions. The first man to face the sack is CEO Charu Sharma who has...
  • Our bowling is a bit inexperienced: Prasad December 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad is confident his young new ball bowlers can adapt quickly to bouncy Australian pitches after toiling on flat tracks in the home Test series win over Pakistan this week. The ex-India paceman said the tour starting next week would push the players but...