When team India’s squad announced for world cup 2019. That time selectors could not include Ambati Rayudu in the team. Selectors said that we selected Vijay Shankar because he is a three-dimension player. After this Ambati Rayudu took a dig on Selectors and wrote on Twitter, “I buy 3-D glasses to watch the World Cup.” This tweet is still fresh in the mind of MSK Prasad after a long time. This tweet made headline and people also trolled Ambati Rayudu for this tweet.
Here, what chief selector MSK Prasad said after Vijay Shankar inclusion in the world cup squad over Ambati Rayudu.
“We did give a few more chances to Rayudu, but Vijay Shankar gives three dimensions. He can bat if the conditions are overcast, he can bowl, plus he is a fielder. We are looking at Vijay Shankar as a No. 4.”
After this, Ambati Rayudu took a dig at the selectors on selecting Shankar and calling him a ‘three dimensions’ player, Rayudu posted a tweet saying, “Just Ordered a new set of 3D glasses to watch the world cup”.
Today BCCI announced team India squad for Windies series. When the reporter asked about this tweet.
Chief selector MSK Prasad said,
“Lovely tweet; I really enjoyed it. It was timely. Fantastic”.
Chief selector MSK Prasad on Rayudu’s retirement, “There were certain programmes to see Ambati Rayudu comes into the setup. We (selection committee) don’t have anything against a particular player”.
“When Rayadu was picked for ODIs on the basis of his T20 performance, there was criticism, but we had some thoughts about him. When he failed the fitness test, we put him for a fitness program. Due to certain combinations, he wasn’t picked, it doesn’t make Selection Committee biased” MSK Prasad added.