MSK Prasad responds to Ambati Rayudu’s 3D tweet; explains why he was left out from World Cup squad

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 21/07/2019

MSK Prasad responds to Ambati Rayudu’s 3D tweet: The chief selector of the Indian team was vocal about the retired cricketer’s tweet.

Former India batsman Ambati Rayudu’s “3D tweet” had done the rounds after he was dropped from the Indian squad for the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Following an ODI snub, Rayudu didn’t wait much to retire from international cricket.

MSK Prasad responds to Ambati Rayudu’s 3D tweet

Speaking during the press conference after announcing the Indian squad for the tour of West Indies, India chief selector MSK Prasad hilariously responded to the retired cricketer’s tweet.

“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,” Prasad was quoted as saying.

While Prasad had earlier explained as to why Rayudu was dropped for the World Cup, he once again walked the same road. Clearing that there was no favourism behind making the decision, Prasad mentioned that even the selection committee is emotional with how things have unfolded since then.

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“When we pick any player and he does well, we feel so happy for him. Similarly, when someone goes out in a certain way, we also feel bad. When we picked [Vijay] Shankar, [Rishabh] Pant, [Mayank] Agarwal it was related to the [Ambati] Rayudu case.

“There was criticism when we picked Rayudu after his 2017-18 T20 form. When he failed fitness test, we backed him. Due to some combinations & permutations we didn’t pick him for the World Cup. We didn’t do anything against him. We are also emotional,” Prasad added.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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