CWC 2019: Kohli tweets after Rayudu’s retirement
The news of Ambati Rayudu’s retirement has been the subject of debate for hours as the latter didn’t specify the exact reason as to why he announced his decision to walk away from the game.
However, it is quite obvious that he was overlooked twice by the Indian selectors and it was so easy for Rayudu to make a decision to retire from all forms of cricket.
Meanwhile, India skipper Virat Kohli who is aware of the news had some interesting words in store for the 33-year-old Ambati Rayudu. Kohli branded Ambati Rayudu as “a top man”. But some Indian cricket fans were not pleased with Kohli’s message.
Ambati Rayudu did justice to his role, playing at No.4 for India earlier. With three hundreds and 10 fifties to his name, Rayudu carved out a reputation for himself as the most decent batsman. He represented India in 55 ODIs, scoring 1694 runs at a good average of 47.05.
Impressed with Rayudu’s performance, he was even declared as the preferred No.4 option by Kohli himself not many months ago. But in reality, Vijay Shankar was chosen ahead of Ambati Rayudu in India’s final squad for the marquee event.
Rayudu who was in team’s official standbys list for the World Cup was ignored two times, with Rishabh Pant replacing Shikhar Dhawan and then Mayank Agarwal was called in as Shankar’s replacement.
Reacting to Ambati Rayudu’s immediate retirement from cricket, Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to his official Twitter handle to write a special message for Ambati Rayudu and wished him good luck for the rest of his life. Kohli’s caption read, “Wish you the best going forward Ambati. You’re a top.”
Here’s what Virat Kohli tweeted:
Wish you the best going forward Ambati. You're a top man 👊🙂👏@RayuduAmbati
However, Kohli’s tweet didn’t go down too well with some Indian fans. Check out the tweets:
Isse boltey hai trolling …wah kohli🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— बीन kumar..🇮🇳 (@valorbharat) July 3, 2019
Mast acting karte ho. Better than Jackie Bhagnani
— Abhishek (@ImAbhishek7_) July 3, 2019
Then y did u select Mayank Agarwal over him??
— Modi-fied (@Bespoke07982992) July 3, 2019