Ambati Rayudu might have been on the plane ride to the West Indies. Instead, he has been looking for a way to make amends after the fiasco over the ICC Cricket World Cup selection. Even if his angst was justified, does it merit an entry back into the sport on his whim?
There is little doubt that Ambati Rayudu is talented. There is, also, even less doubt about his tenacity. Even if the criticism against him has persisted about his lack of consistency and underachieving when provided an opportunity, the wicketkeeper-batsman could have well had a few more chances if only he had not been quite as brash.
There were issues over selection matters. MSK Prasad struggled to justify some of the players’ inclusion, particularly that of Vijay Shankar, who was roped in as no.4 in India’s batting line for the limited-overs World Cup, over the possible selection of Rayudu. The thirty-three-year-old was fueled with angst, taking to social media to vent openly about the chief selector’s comments about Shankar being a three-dimensional player.
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September 6, 2019