The World Cup squad for Indian team was announced yesterday and some inclusions and omissions were surprising for people. There were few players who narrowly missed out on their selection. While the youngster Rishabh Pant could not bag a spot in the team, cricket fans were filled with sympathy for Ambati Rayudu, who missed out on his chance even after a lot of experience and notable performances in recent time.
Cricket expert and commentator Harsha Bhogle felt bad for Ambati Raydu’s omission. He even pointed out that Rayudu worked hard but he struggled with his form of late, which became a reason for his exclusion.
Ambati Rayudu must be shattered though. His place was deemed certain and he had even quit 4 day cricket to focus on this. But form is such a cruel mistress. The harder he tried the more he seemed to struggle. My heart goes out to him.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 15, 2019
Many Indian cricket fans also got emotional for Ambati Rayudu. While some called him a poor guy, other mentioned that he became victim of BCCI’s politics. Have a look at the tweets.
Though not a fan of Ambati Rayudu .. It is very very harsh on him not get a nod after his consistent knocks compared to OVER RATED KL Rahul. Over Vijay Shankar who is not proven & doesn’t use the brain much in crucial game situations. I guess the BCCI politics are back 🙂
— Sai Bharadwaj 🇮🇳 (@saibharadwaj) April 15, 2019
Pity for Rayudu…
— Ganesh (@imGanesh_) April 15, 2019
Ambati rayudu misses out !! 💔#WorldCup2019
— AkhilRebelli (@akhilrebelli) April 15, 2019
UNFAIR TO AMBATI RAYUDU!
He was out of Form in last matches but did enough to get a place in world cup!
— Knight. ♞ (@The__Bapu) April 15, 2019
Biggest heartbreak will be for Ambati Rayudu..assured by captain and coach in November that he will be India’s number 4 for the World Cup.. scores a 90 in New Zealand but does not make the cut..looked a bit out of his depth in Australia and New Zealand though
— Apurv Sardeshmukh (@apurvlawyer) April 15, 2019
— Pradeep Kumar (@spk_pradeep) April 15, 2019
Such a poor team selection for Indian Cricket #WorldCup2019 Playing 3 spinners in England pitches not worth. Also #Shankar over #Rayudu and #Pant totally waste @BCCI #BCCI .. Pant should have been included, quite a surprise for everyone..
— Suhail Ahmed (@Suhail943Ahmed) April 15, 2019
Pretty harsh on Ambati Rayudu. KL Rahul has hardly had ODI opportunities. He is there only because India want a reserve opener.
— Narbavi (@Narbavi) April 15, 2019
— Sameer Sayed (@sameers_89) April 15, 2019
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@SubhayanTweets) April 15, 2019
To drop Ambati Rayudu and not bring any experienced middle order batsman like Ajinkya Rahane and put all the onus on Vijay Shankar is a big risk, a gamble that may or may not paid off. #TeamIndia #bcci #selection
— Satyakam (@satyakam92) April 15, 2019
— Meme Company (@_MemeCompany_) April 15, 2019
Expected squad but jadeja selection is surprising ahead of rayudu
— Akhil (@Akhil78414711) April 15, 2019
Why Ambati Rayudu not taken in team?
— Raj Pratap Singh (@rajsingh016) April 15, 2019
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