India Spinner Comes Up With Conspiracy Theory After Ambati Rayudu's Exclusion From World Cup Team
Ambati Rayudu was left out of the India World Cup 2019 team and had sent a cryptic message in response.
Pragyan Ojha speaks about bias against Hyderabadi cricketers
Pragyan Ojha responded to Ambati Rayudu's cryptic tweet
Ambati Rayudu was left out of India World Cup 2019 team
Ambati Rayudu's exclusion was one of the major talking points following India's World Cup 2019 team announcement on Monday. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) right-hander himself appeared to take a dig at the 2019 World Cup selection with a cryptic tweet. Rayudu's statement created a lot of buzz on Twitter with left-arm off-spinner Pragyan Ojha also weighing in on the matter. Pragyan Ojha came up with an explosive tweet, relating to Ambati Rayudu's "situation" and pointing to a conspiracy against "Hyderabadi cricketers".
"Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup," Rayudu had tweeted.
Just Ordered a new set of 3d glasses to watch the world cup.— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) April 16, 2019
The "3D glasses" tweet seemed to be a dig at MSK Prasad reference to Vijay Shankar's "three-dimensional qualities" to justify the all-rounder's selection.
Citing his own struggle, Ojha said he had been a similar situation, going on to claim bias against Hyderabadi cricketers.
Curious case of some Hyderabadi cricketers... been in a similar situation... understand the winkhttps://t.co/zLtAQIMvYn— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 16, 2019
Rayudu's omission from the India World Cup 2019 team left the cricket fraternity split with many suggesting it was a wrong decision to leave the CSK batsman out for the World Cup.
Rayudu has notched up only one half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 so far with the highest score of 57 runs. He also departed for single-digit scores on four occasions and also has a duck to his name.
Rayudu has featured in in 55 One-day Internationals (ODIs), scoring 1,694 runs at an average of 47.05. The 33-year-old has three centuries and 10 half-centuries to his name.
Rayudu though, along with Rishabh Pant, have been put on the standby list for the 2019 World Cup.
Pace bowler Navdeep Saini also found a place in the list of three back-ups for the mega-event starting in England and Wales on May 30.