Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad drew flak on Twitter for his comments on former skipper MS Dhoni's position in India's ODI team.
Prasad on Monday had said that Dhoni's future is being discussed at selection meetings but they will look at alternatives only if the Jharkhand dasher doesn't deliver.
After explaining Yuvraj Singh's omission, Prasad was asked about Dhoni and he replied:c"You have been fair and I will be honest. Discussions happen about everybody. It is not just MS. When we pick, when we talk about combinations, we talk about everybody. You will also see in times to come."
Asked about Dhoni's future, the chairman said that it's difficult to predict but till he is delivering for the team, it shouldn't be a problem.
"You never know. We don't say it is an automatic thing (selection) but we will see. We are all stakeholders. We all want the Indian team to do well. If he is delivering, why not? If he is not, we will have to look at alternatives," Prasad answered in a pragmatic manner.
The comments, however, didn't go down well with Dhoni's fans.
Its quite funny when a person like MSK Prasad comments abt Yuvraj's and Dhoni's contribution in Indian cricket n their existence in future.— Aditya Namjoshi (@aditya_msd) August 14, 2017
Who are you MSK Prasad to say that if @msdhoni not performs there are alternatives. You are only selector but Dhoni is Inspiration— Shanu Kumar (@ShanuKu17) August 14, 2017
@BCCI a player who hv played 6 test match and 17 ODI ,MSK prasad deciding fate of players like Yuvraj,Raina and commenting on Dhoni ..WTH !!— mahesh kumar pandey (@mahisays) August 15, 2017
Forced Dhoni to leave captaincy.. Now this idiot MSK Prasad will put pressure on Dhoni to retire from international cricket!! -_- pic.twitter.com/VC2luT2u81— MSDian Shubham Dogra (@Shubham513) August 15, 2017
'If Dhoni is not delivering, we will have to look at alternatives'.Aah, MSK Prasad being really bold here.— Shubham (@SportyShubh) August 14, 2017
MS Dhoni Is Not An Automatic Choice: MSK Prasad 😡@BCCI ask him to do one stumping. As per his records he can't even enter cricket stadium— ChillnBaba (@crazyCancer_ian) August 15, 2017
This man said that ms dhoni is no more automatic choice.....woowww see his career dusre ko bolne se pehle khud b dekhna chaiye msk prasad ko pic.twitter.com/41Ps8JaAny— Kulwinder Singh (@Kulwind18346591) August 15, 2017