After more than 20 days of continuous travelling and playing, Chennai Super Kings finally get a well deserved long break. So I thought it is great time to analyze the coaches who have been lucky enough to escape the media glare. Let us start with the newcomer, Venkatesh Prasad – Assistant Coach.
Venkatesh Prasad, the Under-Performer: When Venkatesh Prasad joined CSK squad, I was really excited about it. I thought Venkatesh Prasad, the coach and the mentor would add a lot of value to Chennai Super Kings bowling by his experience. I expected with Venky at helm, CSK bowlers would bowl more slow balls and more Yorkers. But sadly, I was mistaken. It took Dhoni to put pressure on CSK bowlers to bowl Yorkers and slow balls. I don’t think Venky has made any impact to the team. [Venky! It is time to show you belong in this team]
Fleming, the Silent Man: Fleming is not an Australian and it shows. It is sad that this great cricketing mind has not come up with any innovations or showed his understanding of the nuances of the T20 game. But what pains me is seeing him letting Dhoni make all those team selection mistakes. Fleming! CSK fans expect you to be a coach and not an assistant to Dhoni.
Hope both these coaches should make their presence felt more in the game.
Also with the fielding woes of Chennai Super Kings, Nate, a reader of this blog wants Chennai Super Kings to recruit Robin Singh as one of the assistant coaches with focus on fielding. CSK Fans, What do you say?