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Personally spoke to Karun on West Indies team selection, comeback: Prasad

Nair, in a recent interview, went on record stating that neither the team management nor the selectors have communicated with him

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Dropped without getting a game in England, Karun Nair's exclusion from the home Tests against West has baffled quite a few but of selectors MSK said the himself has been explained the reasons.

"I personally spoke to Karun soon after the selection of the Test Team against the West and also told the ways to make a comeback. The selection committee is very very clear with regard to the communication process," Prasad told on Monday.

India's second ever triple centurion in Tests, Nair was picked in the original squad for the England series but once the team was changed for the last two Tests, it was Hanuma Vihari, who played and impressed everyone with a gutsy half-century and handy off-breaks.

It is widely believed that the Indian team management were not happy with Karun's inclusion in the Test set-up.

Nair, in a recent interview, went on record stating that neither the team management nor the selectors have communicated with him.

However, Prasad said Karun was clearly intimated as to why a certain decision was taken.

"Communication has always been the strong point of this committee. It's really tough to inform any unpleasant to any You need to have valid reasons to explain them about their exclusion though they may not agree with it," the former stumper said.

Prasad explained that his colleague had spoken to the burly middle-order batsman in England when he was not being picked in the playing XI.

"Having said that we are very clear and candid in our communication process . My colleague spoke to at length in England to keep him motivated and wait for his opportunities," Prasad said.

Asked what is the way forward for Karun, Prasad said: "He will have to keep on piling runs in and whatever A series is there."

"Karun is very much in the scheme of things for Test Right now, we have advised him to focus on performing in domestic and A matches.

First Published: Mon, October 01 2018. 15:30 IST
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