Don't forget Rajput is still a consultant or whatever his bogus title is. The instruction to the wiggling panting reporters to pay homage to Rajput is quite odd. Imagine living with your lipstick permanently on and your pants permanently round your ankles
I don't think it's to keep him on the back burner if DH doesn't deliver because bringing Rascal Rajput back is not something even these slippery fellows would contemplate.
I think primarily they're trying to save face because Super Dave's 5 wins and enthusiastic players have made them look so atrocious that they're now trying to say Rascal Rajput laid the groundwork with his incredible, never attempted before, foresight of picking new young players, and that they chose Rascal Rajput and so they're actually incredible administrators and it was part of The Plan. Essentially they're insecure and Super Dave has emasculated them. Super Dave needs to be very careful and lose a game real soon or these guys will disappear him.
It's about absolute power, Master slave relationships, its the African way. There's nothing they won't do to get power, retain it, but then they want to be loved and respected.
and bizarrely there's always a queue to pay homage for sweets.
As I said earlier, they've tripped themselves up because they're saying Rascal Rajput picks players and not the selectors, but we know this isn't true. We know the selectors select and use their positions to settle old scores and follow their own agendas but ultimately they're only really following instructions. It's a family run business, like a Mom and Pop Corner Store, but elections are round the corner and they need a facade of doing a few things right just in case