Erapalli Prasanna

  • Using Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler is disastrous: Erapalli Prasanna August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna questioned India's logic behind ignoring Ravichandran Ashwin and termed team management's move to play Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler a "disastrous" one. "Ravindra Jadeja should play in all Tests but only as a stock bowler. He is not a wicket-taker. Jadeja's capability as a...
  • Ashwin lacks required deception to succeed overseas: Erapalli Prasanna January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Test spinner Erapalli Prasanna is highly critical of Ravichandran Ashwin's performance for India while playing abroad, saying the Tamil Nadu tweaker "lacks deception" in his bowling. Ashwin, in his last five ODIs in South Africa and New Zealand, has taken only a single wicket bowling 46 overs for...
  • Present era spinners don't attempt to take wickets, says Prasanna September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Not too impressed with the current lot of spinners in international cricket, the legendary Erapalli Prasanna said not a single tweaker of the present era attempts to take wickets. "Honestly tell me, which bowler is attempting to take a wicket. I have never seen an individual bowler, especially an off-spinner...
  • BCCI should take note of Dravid's remark and rectify: Prasanna August 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Terming batting great Rahul Dravid's remarks on Indian cricket facing a serious credibility crisis as "constructive", former spin legend Erapalli Prasanna on Monday asked the BCCI to take cognisance of it and rectify themselves. The 73-year-old, who took 189 wickets in his 49 Test appearance for India, said: "Things have...
  • Cricket no more a gentleman's game: Erapalli Prasanna June 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming the BCCI's Emergent Working Committee meeting in Chennai a sham, former spin legend Erapalli Prasanna on Monday said that money is ruling the sport now and it is no more a gentleman's game. "The entire controversy is not going to affect the popularity of cricket in India as...
  • Why shouldn't Srinivasan step aside: Erapalli Prasanna May 29, 2013

    Breaking the silence, former India spinner Erapalli Prasanna called for BCCI President N Srinivasan's resignation in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal. ...
  • Ojha becomes third fastest Indian to 100 Test wickets March 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Saturday became the third fastest Indian bowler to reach the milestone of 100 wickets in Test cricket. Ojha's 100th wicket was Australian tailender James Pattinson, who edged to first slip, and that put him behind two other Indian spinners, Erapalli Prasanna and Anil...
  • Sachin's retirement from ODIs a realistic decision: Prasanna December 24, 2012

    Bangalore: Former ace off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna on Sunday said Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from ODIs was a "realistic" decision as it brought relief to the national selectors over selecting him for one-day games. "Sachin's retirement from ODIs is a realistic decision as it has relieved the selectors from facing embarrassment of picking...
  • Remembering Ramesh Saxena, a batting wizard August 18, 2012

    Indian cricket is an enigma. While many cricketers have got extended runs despite a string of unremarkable performances, some unfortunate cricketers didn't get adequate opportunities to exhibit their class due to selection intrigues. One such cricketer was the late Ramesh Saxena, a former Test cricketer who only played only one...