Venkatesh Prasad's inclusion for the Sri Lankan tour was widely
criticized, for it was believed he was over the hill, and he did not
have a great record against Sri Lanka anyway, especially his old
nemesis, Sanath Jayasuriya. And, sure enough, he made a poor
impression in the first innings of the first Test. There was a
transformation in the second Test, especially in the second innings,
when he bowled India back into the game, with some incisive bowling,
always on target and probing. What a relief!