Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 23:08 IST
"Mandir Wahin Banne Wala...": Venkatesh Prasad's response to QnA on X went viral
In a thought-provoking Q&A session on his social media platform, X (formerly Twitter), where his response to a question has gone viral.
In the midst of various queries, one follower posed a question regarding Prasad's foresight into the events of 2024. In response, the former pacer intriguingly remarked, "Mandir wahin banne waala hai" (The temple is going to be made there), alluding to the ongoing construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, and the upcoming consecration ceremony scheduled for January 22.
Prasad, renowned for his cricketing insights, also took a moment to reflect on India's cricket performance in 2023. Acknowledging the bitter-sweetness of the year, he highlighted India's dominating run in the World Cup held on home soil. Despite a commendable effort, the team faced heartbreak in the final against Australia, a disappointment that mirrored their loss in the World Test Championship (WTC) final to the same opponents.
The cricket aficionado addressed a fan query about India potentially earning the label of "new chokers of world cricket." Dismissing the notion, Prasad emphasized India's commendable back-to-back Test series victories in Australia. However, he acknowledged a concern, stating, "There is certainly something not right about not winning any major tournament in 11 years."
Reflecting on India's ICC title drought, Prasad maintained his optimism, underscoring the significance of the team's achievements, particularly the remarkable Test series win against Australia in the 2020-21 season, marked by the historic recovery from the 36 all-out debacle with over half of the first-choice players missing.
As fans eagerly await the unfolding of cricketing events in 2024, Prasad's unique take on predictions and his candid assessment of India's cricketing journey continue to resonate within the cricket community.
Published January 2nd, 2024 at 23:08 IST