Heading into the 2019 World Cup, it regarded like Ambati Rayudu was lock-in for the squad after being the popular selection for Staff India on the no.four slot for the final one 12 months. However the MSK Prasad-led choice committee sprung up a shock once they omitted Rayudu from the squad and picked Vijay Shankar as an alternative. It led to lots of controversy with many feeling that Rayudu was wronged within the state of affairs.
Then Rayudu posted a sarcasm-laden ‘3D’ tweet which led to widespread debate on social media. The no.four slot finally turned out to be India’s Achilles heel on the World Cup as they bowed within the semis to New Zealand with the batsmen failing on the penultimate hurdle.
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A part of the decision-making staff within the choice committee, Gagan Khoda talked concerning the controversial selection in an interview with Sportskeeda. He mentioned that Rayudu’s confidence going into the 2019 World Cup was low and that performed into the minds of the selectors.
“Ambati Rayudu was skilled and also you had been wanting on the World Cup. We carried on with him for a 12 months however we felt he was getting stagnant. The boldness stage going into the World Cup wasn’t there. We couldn’t get any teenager in as a result of the match was in England additionally.”
He had subsequently introduced his retirement when the World Cup was in progress. Nonetheless, he made a comeback to the sport in August and led Hyderabad within the Vijay Hazare Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournaments.
MSK Prasad additionally opened up on the episode and admitted that he felt dangerous for the Hyderabad cricketer.
“I felt significantly for Rayudu. I can clearly say that. It was a really contact and go subject. Our committee all the time felt that he must be on the radar of Check choice after the 2016 Zimbabwe tour. And, I spoke to him as to why he was not focussing on Check cricket,” Prasad instructed Sportstar in an interview.