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Ambati Rayudu clear the air surrounding his 3D tweet before World Cup

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 September 2019, 14:47 IST

Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu’s last tweet ahead of the World Cup in England created a lot of impact on social media. The impactfull tweet still haunts him wherever he goes. And now that he has made up his mind to return from his retirement, the matter rages like a wildfire.

Ambati Rayudu, who is not so active on social media, took to twitter after discovering the news of his ejection from the World Cup 2019 team. He stated,“Just ordered a pair of 3D glasses to watch World Cup.” The previously mentioned tweet was made with respect to Vijay Shankar given priority over Rayudu, due to his ‘three dimensional’ abilities.


Talking about his tweet and asked whether or not the player regrets writing that tweet, Ambati Rayudu told Cricbuzz that he dosen’t regret it. “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,” he said.

“As for social media, it has never been my go-to; it hasn’t ever interested me. I’ve always felt that I’m very happy about being simple and natural. I can’t speak for anyone else but for me, that fame or being in front of the media has never interested me. My love for the sport and what I enjoy doing on the ground is what drives me to play the sport. All the frills and glamour that comes with it don’t interest me,” Rayudu added.


Ambati Rayudu and Rishabh Pant were named as the two official standby for team India’s World Cup in case of any injuries, but only Pant was drafted in place of Shikhar Dhawan. And when Vijay Shankar was injured then inplace of Ambati Rayudu, Mayank Agarwal was picked.

“I was very disappointed. 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,” Speaking on his exclusion from the team, Rayudu said.




“It was very disappointing, but I’m sure they must have had some combinations or plans in mind. I was actually very, very prepared for playing the World Cup, to be honest.”

“I had actually played quite well (leading into the World Cup). You can’t play well in every match. It’s not possible. It’s just that...I was batting well throughout that phase. I don’t know... I just feel unfortunate to have missed out,”Speaking on his form before the World Cup, Rayudu added.

First published: 5 September 2019, 14:47 IST