Prasad: UP and away
The soft-spoken Prasad was to take charge of a Hindi-speaking team, infamous for its dressing room intrigue and a prominent hierarchical divide. For the 43-year-old, who speaks broken Hindi, it was a big step out from his comfort zone.
“I can read and write Hindi but I am not very fluent when talking. Most of these boys may not be very good with English but they do understand the language and the same holds good for me when it comes to Hindi. So it works,” Prasad said.
During his first meeting with the team at the Green Park Stadium, Prasad tried to break the ice by introducing himself in Hindi. On Monday, Prasad, one month into his role as coach of the Uttar Pradesh, was at the Nehru Stadium in Ghaziabad, the venue of the team’s Ranji Trophy opener against star-studded Delhi.
“I have never been to Ghaziabad before. I have played matches at Kanpur but they were short trips. We are
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