A day after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced India’s squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, leaving the probable prospect for the number 4 position Ambati Rayudu out from the 15-man squad.
In the ODI tours of Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, Rayudu averaged 42.80 from seven games. Then when Australia toured India in March, he struggled with scores of 13, 18 and 2. The management then dropped him from the XI for the fourth and fifth ODIs.
Meanwhile, all-rounder Vijay Shankar performed well since the Australia and New Zealand tour and therefore, he grabbed the much-debated number four slot for the World Cup.
Everyone, however, was waiting for Rayudu to comment on his World Cup snub and the man has come up with a sarcastic message on Twitter. He indirectly took a dig mentioning about ordering the 3D glasses to watch the mega-event from home. “Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup,” Rayudu’s tweet read.
Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup 😉😋..
— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019
MSK Prasad gave the reason to leave Ambati Rayudu out of India’s World Cup squad
When the BCCI chief of selectors MSK Prasad was asked the question about not picking Ambati Rayudu for the number 4 spot in the World Cup, despite giving him a decently long run at the spot.
“After the Champions Trophy, we tried quite a few people at number 4. We gave a few more chances to Rayudu. What Vijay Shankar brings is three dimensional. We are looking at him at no. 4 to begin with,” the chief selector said while addressing the media.