Hyderabad: Indian middle order batsmen Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from international cricket earlier today after being overlooked for the 3rd time for the World Cup squad. Rayudu was part of the squad for 2 years before being dropped from the World Cup squad. He was subsequently overlooked when replacements were sent for Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar.
Speaking to Faking News outside a 3-D movie hall, Rayudu said, “I couldn’t understand for a while why I was dropped from the side. I scored decent amount of runs, I could keep wickets like all the other batsmen currently playing in England but still I was dropped. Then I saw all the Indian games with my 3-D glasses and I finally figured it out. I used to score much more quickly than the rate expected of our middle order. Look at them block and leave deliveries with so much confidence. From my end, I scored as slowly as I could but it was still faster than the effort of our middle order in the World Cup.”
“Once I came to this realization that I can never score as slowly as Dhoni Bhai, I decided that it is the time to retire and give new blood a chance. Maybe Pujara can finally make a place for himself in that middle order with no competition from senior guys like me”, Rayudu added.
Meanwhile, after the Bangladesh game, Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli were seen asking Mohammed Shami to bat in the nets against Jasprit Bumrah.