MSK Prasad reacts to Rayudu’s 3D tweet

Ambati Rayudu who called curtains on his cricketing career after being ignored twice by the Indian selection committee during the World Cup 2019, didn’t really cause much trouble to Team India chief selector MSK Prasad but instead, the latter entertained him with his ‘cryptic tweet’.

MSK Prasad reacts to Rayudu's 3D tweet
MSK Prasad during his recent press conference in Mumbai.

While announcing India’s squaf for West Indies tour in Mumbai at the press conference, MSK Prasad said he whole-heartedly enjoyed the “timely” tweet by Ambati Rayudu.

Once regarded as the best-suited number four batsman by Indian captain Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu grabbed everyone’s eyeballs with his “three-dimensional” remark after all-rounder Vijay Shankar was picked ahead of him for the initial 15-man World Cup squad.

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Under the astute leadership of Virat Kohli, India were knocked out of the World Cup by New Zealand in the semi-final, which was played over two days in Manchester.

When asked if India lost the game because of the No.4 batsman, MSK Prasad said: “Coming back to the tweet, frankly speaking, that was a lovely tweet, I really enjoyed it.”

“Seriously, it was a very timely one. I don’t know how it struck him but I really enjoyed it,” the national chief selector MSK Prasad added in a statement.

On April 16, Ambati Rayudu tweeted: “Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup.”

Rayudu’s sarcastic tweet came after India’s chairman of selectors Prasad while announcing India’s World Cup squad showered his praise on all-rounder Shankar for his “three-dimensional” skills.

After omission, Ambati Rayudu was mentioned in the standby list for the World Cup. Nonetheless, he couldn’t make the cut into the team even after opener Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar were ruled out of the tournament mid-way with thumb and toe injuries. Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were called in as replacements of both these players.

Ambati Rayudu was overlooked twice and it was so easy for him to call it quits from all forms of cricket on July 3. Rayudu called curtains over his cricketing career by sending an e-mail to the BCCI secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, General Manager for cricket operations Saba Karim and CEO Rahul Johri.

“Respected sir, I would like to bring to your kind notice that I have come to decision to step away from the sport and retire from all forms and levels of the game,” Rayudu said.

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