Sachin Tendulkar thanks Ambati Rayudu for his service to Indian cricket
Snubbed multiple times for the ongoing World Cup, Ambati Rayudu on Wednesday retired from all forms of cricket without specifying his reasons for calling it quits.
Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar recalled his time spent with Ambati Rayudu while playing for Mumbai Indians and thanked the recently retired batsman for his service to Indian cricket.
Snubbed twice over for the ongoing World Cup, Rayudu Wednesday retired from all forms of cricket without specifying his reasons for calling it quits.
"Thank you for all your contribution to Indian Cricket, Ambati. Have fond memories of spending time with you during your stint at @mipaltan. Wishing you all the best for your 2nd innings," Tendulkar, who is currently in the United Kingdom, wrote on his twitter handle.
Thank you for all your contribution to Indian Cricket, Ambati. Have fond memories of spending time with you during your stint at @mipaltan.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 4, 2019
Wishing you all the best for your 2nd innings. pic.twitter.com/3ueULd6xPu
The 33-year-old batsman was in India's official standbys list for the big event in the UK but was ignored despite the injury-forced ouster of all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Opener Mayank Agrawal was brought in on the team management's insistence and it is learnt, Rayudu was left quite disappointed by the turn of events.
Ambati Rayudu fans started commenting on Tendulkar's post and again amplified the injustice metted out to Rayudu by the Indian selectors:
Selector #MSKPrasad and #AmbatiRayudu both represented India as pure Batsman in ODIs— Satyam Singh (@MyFreakyTweets) July 4, 2019
Rayudu 54 matches - 47.5 average
MSK Prasad 17 matches - 14.5 average
When undeserved persons are selectors of @BCCIpic.twitter.com/aiUTcJ870N
Golden time ♥ï¸ pic.twitter.com/X4o7dhsYEm— Joshua (@JoshJey16) July 4, 2019
Instead of posting this tweet.. you could talk to BCCI to stop playing with his carrer and make him to continue his carrer .. its just a matter of 1 hour for you . You should take responsibility to fight with BCCI & selection committee if something is wrong ..— Nareshallu (@Nareshallu) July 4, 2019
Why nobody is understanding his emotional status n why he took this decision.— ramanchauhan (@ramanchauhan4) July 4, 2019
All are scare of BCCI
Only in India we can see politics in games also ð¤¦âï¸ð¤¦âï¸waste player come selector @MSKPrasad_— chandra (@chandra02013) July 4, 2019
First inning me hi selectors ne khlene Ni diya second inning se Ambati Ko koi mtlb Ni h... Sachin sir selectors ki approach pr bi aapko bebaak opinion rakhna chahiye....— SUDHESH KUMAR SINGH (@SUDHESHKUMARSI1) July 4, 2019
Rayadu ð pic.twitter.com/HosPezANjn— shinchan (@ilikeshinchan24) July 4, 2019
Rayudu played 55 ODIs for India and scored 1694 runs at an average of 47.05. The player, who could never break into the Test team, was in the spotlight before the World Cup.
Declared the preferred No.4 batsman by Virat Kohli not many months ago, Ambati Rayudu was ignored for Vijay Shankar in India's final squad for the big event.
Even while being in the standby, Rayudu was ignored a couple of times again after Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar were ruled out from the tournament due to injuries.
With inputs from PTI
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