Gambhir bashes selectors after Rayudu’s retirement
Gautam Gambhir launched a scathing attack on selectors, adding that the selectors are specialists in failure in the ongoing World Cup. He bashed the selection panel chaired by MSK Prasad, left, right and centre for their poor decision to ignore Ambati Rayudu in team selection and cited that they are responsible for the player’s retirement.
“According to me, the selectors have been a complete disappointment this World Cup. Rayudu’s retirement decision is because of them and their decision-making skills are to be blamed for this,” Star Sports expert Gambhir expressed his opinion on Cricket Live.
In addition to that, the former Indian cricketer said that 5 selectors combined had not scored the number of runs Ambati Rayudu has scored and then expressed his grief about his premature retirement from the bat-ball game.
Rayudu represented India in 55 ODIs scoring 1694 runs at a superb average of 47.05 with 3 centuries and ten fifties to his name. Even after putting all the delicious spices to his resume, it is indeed sad that a player like Rayudu didn’t get a chance to play the World Cup.
Rayudu deserved to feature in an elite tournament like this but after being overlooked twice by the Indian selectors, he decided to call it quits from the sport.
“Five selectors combined would not have made the runs Rayudu has in his career. I feel extremely sad about this retirement. Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal got selected amidst the World Cup injuries, and anyone in Rayudu’s place would have felt equally bad,” the cricketer-turned-politician added in a statement.