newscricket2 days ago

We need a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at no.4, says Sanjay Jagdale

Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale believes India need a batsman like Ajinkya Rahane at no.4, because of his good record in overseas conditions. Jagdale noted that neither Rishabh Pant, nor Rahane, who had done well in England and Australia in Tests, were not included in the ODIs.
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newscricket5 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Decision to send in MS Dhoni at number seven was baffling, says Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar went on a rant after India’s semi final loss against New Zealand, demanding reasons for not sending Dhoni in at five or six. Gavaskar, alongside other former cricketers, said they were ‘baffled’ by the decision to send in Dhoni with India 71 for five, and nearly out of the game.
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newscricket8 days ago

Yograj Singh compares MS Dhoni to "filth" in a bizarre rant over Ambati Rayudu’s retirement

Yograj Singh blamed MS Dhoni, and BCCI selectors in general, for Ambati Rayudu’s retirement from all forms of cricket. Yograj said he was saddened by Rayudu’s hasty decision, and urged the Hyderabadi cricketer to return from retirement to prove his ability to the Indian selectors.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Ambati Rayudu leaves with “what could have been” regrets but who to blame for it all?

After the failure and shame in the 1999 World Cup, the '02 English summer gave a chance for redemption for the Indians and coincidentally, it was not only the senior team which was under the scanner. As many as three teams were in action at the same time, with a lot of promise for the golden future.
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newscricket13 days ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Virat Kohli wishes Ambati Rayudu all the best for post retirement life

Virat Kohli tweeted a brief message for Ambati Rayudu wishing him a successful life ahead after the latter announced shock retirement from international cricket. Rayudu wrote in his retirement letter that he was grateful to have represented his country and thanked Kohli for his guidance.
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newscricket14 days ago

Selectors decision-making skills are to be blamed for Ambati Rayudu retirement, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has squared the blame of Ambati Rayudu’s untimely retirement on the national selectors by saying that their mismanagement was the major reason behind the decision. Gambhir has also added that it is a sad moment for Indian cricket for the way Rayudu hung his boots.
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newscricket14 days ago

Twitter reacts as Ambati Rayudu announces retirement after World Cup snub

Ambati Rayudu was not picked in India's 15-man squad and was even ignored when Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar got injured as Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were sent to England as replacements for injured players. Twitterati reacted on the same and expressed their displeasure.
Soumil Khare
newscricket14 days ago

Ambati Rayudu calls it a day from all forms of cricket

Ambati Rayudu has announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday, which is incidentally after he was ignored for the World Cup for the second time. He was in the stand-by list when the 15-member squad was announced but even after two injuries for India, he hasn't been called up.
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newscricket2 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Vijay Shankar breaks his silence over Ambati Rayudu Tweet

Vijay Shankar finally reacts to Ambati Rayudu’s controversial Tweet after the latter was overlooked as part of the Indian 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup in England. Shankar said that he empathised with Rayudu and understood how the latter was feeling at that time.
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newscricket2 months ago

Jasprit Bumrah keeps Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu in all-time Mumbai Indians XI

Jasprit Bumrah, the spearhead of the Mumbai Indians pace attack, has put together his all-time favourite MI playing XI which includes a few interesting choices. Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma are the two openers in his team with former players Ambati Rayudu and Dinesh Karthik also included.
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