Rayudu talks about his ‘3D glass tweet’
Ambati Rayudu, who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after World Cup omission has expressed his wish to return to cricket for Hyderabad. The cricketer is likely to spice it up in the domestic circuit for his native state, Hyderabad.
The 33-year-old’s decision to retire came soon after the selectors repeatedly ignored Rayudu as the replacement for Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar. Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant got the nod ahead of Rayudu despite the latter being in the five-member standbys.
It was when Ambati Rayudu indirectly took a dig at the Indian selectors after MSK Prasad-led committee preferred Vijay Shankar over him for his three-dimensional game plan. While many think that his 3d glass tweet played a big part in his snubbing, Rayudu doesn’t think so.
“Not at all. If it comes down to such things…I don’t know how to put it, but I don’t think that would’ve played any part. And if it did, I can’t imagine what cricketers must be going through honestly,” Rayudu said.
In addition to that, Ambati Rayudu opened up that the World Cup omission did disappoint him to the core which forced to make a hasty decision on retirement. Rayudu added that he worked really hard specifically for the role. Nonetheless, he seemed not so sure on what criteria the selectors made up their mind all of a sudden to go with Vijay Shankar.
“I was very disappointed,” Ambati Rayudu expressed his disappointment after the selectors showed no interest in him at No.4 spot.
“I mean, anyone would be because I had worked so hard for it. I was very prepared for that specific role at No. 4, but maybe their idea of No. 4 might have changed all of a sudden. Maybe they just wanted something else…I’m not too sure,” he said.
Ambati Rayudu is expected to play for Hyderabad this season and also turn up for the Chennai franchise in the next IPL in order to make an international comeback.