<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Hyderabad pitch is better than Chennai: Venkatapathy Raju" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130302112705.jpg" title="Hyderabad pitch is better than Chennai: Venkatapathy Raju" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Venkatapathy Raju will soon begin a new innings as a development officer for Asian Cricket Council © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Hyderabad: Mar 2, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former left-arm spinner <a href="/tags/Venkatapathy-Raju/post" target="_blank">Venkatapathy Raju</a> is happy with <a href="/tags/MS-Dhoni/post" target="_blank">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a>’s team selection and feels India’s win should have importance than local boy <a href="/tags/Pragyan-Ojha/post" target="_blank">Pragyan Ojha</a>’s representation in the playing XI.<br /> <br /> "I know it’s a catch 22 situation for the captain, but I am fine with MS Dhoni’s decision. Ultimately, it’s the team, which is more important than any individual. I believe that our cricket culture has matured and we are not cribbing about why a local player is not part of a playing XI. Isn’t India’s win more important than the Hyderabad representation?" Raju was quoted as saying by <em>MiD-DAY</em>.<br /> <br /> India is playing their second Test at Hyderabad against Australia, starting on Saturday after winning the first Test at Chennai by eight wickets.<br /> <br /> Raju suggested that the Hyderabad pitch is much better than Chennai.<br /> <br /> "This pitch here will be better and different from the one in Chennai, but the team batting first will have an advantage," said Raju.<br /> <br /> Raju, who was part of India’ famous spin trio – Anil Kumble, Rajesh Chauhan and himself, will soon be seen as a development officer of the Asian Cricket Council and shall be seen traveling to places like UAE and Thailand.<br /> <br /> "It will be different from coaching. It’s more like a managerial role that involves looking after the infrastructure and development work in associate countries," said an excited Raju.