New Delhi, April 16: Ambati Rayudu has “ordered 3d glasses” to watch the World Cup, a day after he was pipped by the “three-dimensional” Vijay Shankar in the Indian squad for the showpiece.
All-rounder Shankar was preferred over the 33-year-old Rayudu for the contentious number four spot in India’s World Cup squad.
“Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup,” Rayudu wrote on his twitter handle Tuesday.
Disappointment knocked on Rayudu’s door when his name was left out of the squad just a few months after captain Virat Kohli had more or less earmarked him for the number four position.
“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,” chief selector MSK Prasad said Tuesday, justifying his selection.
Prasad’s view was seconded by former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who called Shankar a “very handy cricketer”. (PTI)